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authorAndreas Schneider <mail@cynapses.org>2010-04-06 21:14:52 +0200
committerAndreas Schneider <mail@cynapses.org>2010-04-07 11:29:47 +0200
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ssh_options_set(session, SSH_OPTIONS_HOST, "localhost");
+5* Copyright policy
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+The developers of libssh have a policy of asking for contributions to be made
+under the personal copyright of the contributor, instead of a corporate
+copyright.
+
+There are some reasons for the establishment of this policy:
+
+ * Individual copyrights make copyright registration in the US a simpler
+ process.
+ * If libssh is copyrighted by individuals rather than corporations,
+ decisions regarding enforcement and protection of copyright will, more
+ likely, be made in the interests of the project, and not in the interests
+ of any corporation’s shareholders.
+ * If we ever need to relicense a portion of the code contacting individuals
+ for permission to do so is much easier than contacting a company.