Subject: Language question
From: "Abe Kornelis" <>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 19:25:51 +0200

Hello all,

a relatively simple question, since english is not my mother tongue.

If I distribute my software under an open source license, I still
retain ownership of copyrights and other intellectual property
rights to the distributed software. Thus ownership of those
rights might be transferred to another person or company, right?

Now, when ownership of rights is transferred, any associated
obligations should be transferred along with it. I have a feeling
that 'transferring ownership of obligations with respect to the software'
is not the way to say that in english. Anybody happen to know
how to formulate such a requirement in english?

Thanks in advance, Abe Kornelis.

P.S. The BXAPL draft proposal can be found at:


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