volunteer copyright assignment / licensing agreement

Henrik Ingo henrik.ingo at avoinelama.fi
Sun Feb 10 13:05:12 UTC 2013

Btw, if you work as a consultant or somehow else for a company, then
people often don't realize that donating IPR to a foundation like SPI
can be accounted for as a business expense, which means having to pay
less tax. This is just the same as you would do when donating cash, or
furniture, or old computers.

You would have to somehow find out an objective valuation for the
copyright that you transfer, the details for doing this are beyond my

If you were planning to assign copyrights to SPI anyway, you might as
well benefit from it too.


On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM, Stefano Zacchiroli <leader at debian.org> wrote:
> As it has been requested by Debian contributors, I'd like to know if SPI
> offers the possibility, to contributors of affiliated projects, to
> transfer copyright (or specific rights) to SPI. If yes: how?
> If not: has anyone else here had similar needs in the past? If it is
> going to be offered as a possibility, it seems to me that it'd make
> sense to do it in an uniform manner throughout all affiliated projects.
> The only best practice that come to my mind about this practice is the
> Fiduciary Licensing Agreement by KDE
> e.V. http://ev.kde.org/rules/fla.php , which is entirely optional, but
> felt as an opportunity by contributors that would like to empower
> entities like KDE e.V. to act in their stead for license violations and
> the like.
> Thanks in advance for your help,
> Cheers.
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