"In an interview with IT Wire, Mark Shuttleworth argues that all
copyright assignment systems are equal, saying further that what
Intel, Canonical and other for-profit companies ask for in the
process are the same things asked for by Free Software non-profit
organizations like the Free Software Foundation.
"I've written about this before, and recently quit using Ubuntu
in part because of Canonical's assignment policies (which is, as
Mark correctly points out, not that different from other for-profit
company's assignment forms.)
"However, it's quite disingenuous for companies to point to the
long standing tradition of copyright assignment to the FSF as a
justification for their own practices. There are two key
differences that people like Shuttleworth constantly gloss over or
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