nant wrote:mcsmom wrote:Answering Nant's question from the other thread.
Q1: Who are the copyright/license owners of Joomla 1.0.X and 1.5 ?
Open Source Matters has the copyright on the combined entity. The copyright is derivative of the underlying copyrights held by the people who developed the code and is subject to licensing limitations.
Q2: Who are the copyright/license owners of 3P extensions that work with Joomla?
The developers of those extensions.
Thanks for responding...
Now let me continue this - if I may ...
I read that the copyright/license owner (sorry - i always view these as the same - if i should please correct me) is the only entity empowered to enforce (or not) any license issues. So if I create a component - that the Joomla license/copyright owners view as derivative works - then only the Joomla license/copyright owners can go after the component developer (actually the component distributor to be more correct). Is this statement correct?
I'm not a lawyer, but from my understanding that is basically correct. I think that the original copyright owners who assigned their copyright to Joomla! would also have standing. But don't use me as any authority.
I think that we will eventually have some kind of further documentation or faq that addresses the issues people are raising, so if anyone has a question like this, post away. Just don't expect a definitive answer immediately. We will be keeping SFLC busy with these issues, and they are very thorough.