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ZDNet: What Happens if You Try to Take Your Code Out of Linux?

September 26, 2018

What legal issues arise when programmers decide to take their code out of Linux? ZDNet turned to partner Heather Meeker, who explained that, “Copyright ownership in large projects such as the Linux kernel is complicated. It’s like a patchwork quilt. When developers contribute to the kernel, they don’t sign any contribution agreement or assignment of copyright,” Meeker continued. “The GPL covers their contributions, and the recipient of a copy of the software gets a license, under GPL, directly from all the authors.” To read the full article, click here.