[legal-discuss] [Fwd: [openstack-dev] Call for a clear COPYRIGHT-HOLDERS file in all OpenStack projects (and [trove] python-troveclient_0.1.4-1_amd64.changes REJECTED)]

Richard Fontana rfontana at redhat.com
Mon Oct 21 17:03:40 UTC 2013

On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 04:05:03PM +0000, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> but out of curiosity what's the copyright
> holder identification concern specific to Red Hat employees? Are
> their contributions not a work for hire (so that they're counted as
> independent contributors for the sake of copyright assignment)?

I don't consider it a 'concern' in this setting, but a theoretical
complication. Some employees retain copyright ownership of some
contributions under some circumstances.

- RF

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