LibrePlanet: Conference/2010/Schedule/Sunday/Brett Smith and Donald Robertson's Questions

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Please remember that this event is focused on free software, not open source. We have a set of guidelines for speakers, but we ask everyone to be mindful of the power of words and the importance of framing the issues being discussed and worked on in the best possible terms.

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  1. "What is a license?" -- Matt Lee
  2. "What is the difference between the GFDL and the CC-BY-SA licenses? Why has the former undergone more criticism, and when is the appropriate time to use each?" -- Max Shinn
  3. "How important is it to have copyright assignments from contributors? I know it is required for projects for which the FSF holds the copyright. However, some of us have not followed those recommendations in our projects. Have we also been negligent? What are the negative consequences?" -- John W. Eaton
  4. "Why is it recommended to use full lists of years in the copyright statement instead of something like 1984--2010? As I understand it, the current recommendation is to update the list of years in the copyright notice for each file in a package every year that there is a release (or even some work?) on a package, even when there have been no changes to the file. Listing each year individually is becoming a bit cumbersome for some older files. What would be lost by abbreviating the lists of years?" -- John W. Eaton