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Clarification: Java ME and GPL and IP

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Anonymous

I have a basic question...

When contributing code to phoneMe and/or the "runtime", such code becomes also GPL, correct? What about the IP related to the contributed code? Is there something to be aware of w.r.t. that? i.e. Who owns the IP at the end/after the contribution?

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Roger Brinkley

C. Enrique Ortiz wrote:
> I have a basic question...
>
> When contributing code to phoneMe and/or the "runtime", such code
> becomes also GPL, correct? What about the IP related to the
> contributed code? Is there something to be aware of w.r.t. that? i.e.
> Who owns the IP at the end/after the contribution?

From http://www.sun.com/software/opensource/java/faq.jsp

Q:
Do I lose any rights to my contribution under the SCA?
A:
Unlike some other contribution agreements that require you to transfer
copyrights to an organization, the SCA does not take away any of your
rights to your contributed intellectual property. When you agree to the
SCA, you grant Sun joint ownership in copyright, and a patent license for
your contributions. You retain all rights, title, and interest in your
contributions and may use them for any purpose you wish.

Binky

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