Tuesday, September 6, 2016¶
I start to get excited about my travel to Tunesia next week.
It is now quite exactly one one year that Hamza discovered Lino and started working for us as a freelancer, and this is our first real life meeting. This is also the first time that I leave the European continent (yes, I am not a good tourist).
“When an author dies, the ownership of the copyright changes. Copyright is personal property, so the person who created the work could choose whom to pass the ownership of the copyright to. Copyright is treated no differently than other property. So ownership in a copyright can be passed to an heir or to a third party via a will.” (source).
I realized that actually I am not the copyright owner of Lino. If I would die suddenly, Rumma & Ko as my employer would be the copyright owner. At least according to US laws. To check whether Estonian laws say the same. I should either write an annex to my work contract, or change all copyright headers and make Rumma & Ko the copyright holder of all my work.
And then I should check with Hamza whether he agrees to assign copyright on his contributions to Rumma & Ko. Since he is a freelancer and not an employee, “he will usually retain copyright in any works he produces, unless there is a contractual agreement to the contrary.” (found here). If we don’t write an agreement about it, Lino is a collective work.
I read Is it fair to require copyright assignments from contributors of an OS project? and rather agree with the answerers.
Don’t all these questions become near to irrelevant if we simply change the license for all Lino projects from AGPL to BSD?
Content management à la Lino¶
I tried to get
lino_book.projects.cms up and running
again. This demo was completely broken. Now it is a bit less broken,
but needs a bit more work before it is worth a look.