Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 06, 2006 05:56 PM
I would disagree about the terms. "LT" choose to make HIS project EVERYBODYs project by placing it under the GPL. Though he didnt lose the rights for HIS own contribution so far, he cannot claim its HIS project anymore. Anyone could replace HIS contributions and then go from there. He now merely supervises the incoming Code. This doesnt make it HIS project posession-wise as much as it doesnt make Bush the "owner" of USA; both are just governing some objects for a certain time FOR the people. Or contrary to what another politican once claimed: Nobody would label "the net" "Gores" Internet, although he in his mind thinks he started it and GAVE it to the public...
Not YOURS or MINE, its EVERYBODYs (or yours AND mine!<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;-)