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Shuttleworth bid to sell copyright policy

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Ubuntu chief Mark Shuttleworth plans to make an all-out effort to sell his company's copyright assignment policy - which applies to code contributions to the project.

Shuttleworth admits his side of things has been poorly explained and that he needs to try and communicate better on this front.

In December 2010 and again in January this year, I wrote to him, asking the same question: "If you're not planning to take your company's software proprietary, why are you insisting on contribution terms which explicitly give you the right to take the software proprietary?"

There was no reply. But now Shuttleworth has apparently decided that he needs to talk about the policy.

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