Mutiny situation.

From: Kaz Kylheku <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 12:48:08 -0700 (PDT)

I have an idea: why don't the maintainers form a comittee, register it as a
legal entity and then and assign their copyrights to that committee?

The committee will then own ncurses and all of its derivative works. Someone
wishing to contribute will have to be voted in as a member.

The committee's charter will provide a way to dissolve the organization
and pass on the rights to some named member or members.

The organization will decide, in a fair manner, the timing of releases and
their contents. It will be able to reject or accept changes suggested by any
of the members according to a democratic process, taking into account
comments from the user base.

Someone like Thomas Dickey will either lose interest in the project, or try to
swerve the comittee toward a dissolution in which he is named the sole
proprietor. :)
Received on Mon Jun 02 1997 - 15:51:04 EDT

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