[thelist] Copyright Issues

Wes Reed wes at thirdstrand.com
Tue Jun 15 11:49:15 CDT 2004

Thanks to everyone who piped in on this and the parallel LGPL thread.  It 
has helped me to know that we are not so crazy or extraordinary in what we do.


At 07:38 PM 6/14/2004, you wrote:
>Hi All,
>         Similar to a recent thread, I have some nagging issues about 
> Copyrights.  We generally contract with our clients to license any 
> programming to them with the rights to do anything they want with it 
> forever but retain ownership.  To us, this makes perfect sense.  It makes 
> for a lot of efficiency on the client's behalf.  We  build up a body of 
> code that can be customized and used to cut down development time and, 
> ultimately the cost to the client.  We have done things this way for 
> several years but occasionally (like today) we come across a client who 
> can't swallow it.  They seem paranoid about us coming back to restrict 
> what they can do or trying to stick them for more money.  They claim that 
> nobody works this way and the other bidders did not have this kind of 
> specification.
>So my questions are .....
>How common is this sort of licensing practice?  We know people who do the 
>same but I am wondering if we are just a small minority.
>If you do this, do you have suggestions about how to make this palatable 
>to the client?
>Do you know of any references that would explain/describe this kind of 
>agreement?  I have not found too much on the web and have wasted too much 
>at Amazon for books that did not address very directly this kind of 
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