[thelist] Copyright ownership under LGPL

raditha dissanayake jabber at raditha.com
Mon Jun 14 10:28:37 CDT 2004

>>My client has also requested that he own the copyrights to everything I
>>make for him; realizing that it would be impractical and unethical for
>>me to sell my copyright to my open source software, I told him that that
>>would be impossible as the LGPL does not allow me to sell the copyright
>>and still distribute the software as Free and Open Source Software
>>(since it is no longer mine).  He did not accept those terms easily.
>I hope you are getting properly compensated for assigning copyright.
>In my (limited) experience it is worth a great deal more than a simple
>'work for hire'.
you should charge a figure that looks distinctively like a telephone 
number if you are signing over your copyright, preferably it should look 
like an international direct dial number.

Raditha Dissanayake.
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