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An open source project licensed under BSD, MIT or another permissive license accepts code contributions from the community.

What happens ifHow can I prevent someone takesfrom taking GPL-licensed code that they don't own and submitssubmitting it to my BSD-licensed project? I do not know that the contribution was stolen from a GPL-licensed project and accept it.

I do not wish to accept such contributions, so as not to make the entire project GPL. But I have no way of knowing whether the contributor actually holds the copyright to code they are contributing. So if someone illegally contributes GPL-licensed code to my project I do not know of any way to stop them (short of not accepting any contributions at all).

Surely, there are plenty of BSD and MIT licensed project out there, so there must be a solution.

Thanks!

An open source project licensed under BSD, MIT or another permissive license accepts code contributions from the community.

What happens if someone takes GPL-licensed code that they don't own and submits it to my BSD-licensed project? I do not know that the contribution was stolen from a GPL-licensed project and accept it.

I do not wish to accept such contributions, so as not to make the entire project GPL. But I have no way of knowing whether the contributor actually holds the copyright to code they are contributing. So if someone illegally contributes GPL-licensed code to my project I do not know of any way to stop them (short of not accepting any contributions at all).

Surely, there are plenty of BSD and MIT licensed project out there, so there must be a solution.

Thanks!

An open source project licensed under BSD, MIT or another permissive license accepts code contributions from the community.

How can I prevent someone from taking GPL-licensed code that they don't own and submitting it to my BSD-licensed project? I do not know that the contribution was stolen from a GPL-licensed project and accept it.

I do not wish to accept such contributions, so as not to make the entire project GPL. But I have no way of knowing whether the contributor actually holds the copyright to code they are contributing. So if someone illegally contributes GPL-licensed code to my project I do not know of any way to stop them (short of not accepting any contributions at all).

Surely, there are plenty of BSD and MIT licensed project out there, so there must be a solution.

Thanks!

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If you managedmanage a BSD-licensed open source project, how do you guard against someone illegally contributing GPL-licensed code?

An open source project licensed under BSD, MIT or another permissive license accepts code contributions from the community.

What happens if someone takes GPL-licensed code that they don't own and submits it to my BSD-licensed project? I do not know that the contribution was stolen from a GPL-licensed project and accept it.

Does this make my entire code base GPL-licensed (since it is now a derived work of a GPL project and I distribute this derived work)?

I could ask each contributordo not wish to assign the copyrightaccept such contributions, so as not to make the entire project GPL. But in this hypothetical scenario,I have no way of knowing whether the contributor does not ownactually holds the copyright, so their contribution is illegal and their copyright assignment is void to code they are contributing. So if someone illegally contributes GPL-licensed code to my project I do not know of any way to stop them (short of not accepting any contributions at all).

Surely, there are plenty of BSD and MIT licensed project out there, so there must be a solution.

Thanks!

If you managed a BSD-licensed open source project, how do you guard against someone illegally contributing GPL-licensed code?

An open source project licensed under BSD, MIT or another permissive license accepts code contributions from the community.

What happens if someone takes GPL-licensed code that they don't own and submits it to my BSD-licensed project? I do not know that the contribution was stolen from a GPL-licensed project and accept it.

Does this make my entire code base GPL-licensed (since it is now a derived work of a GPL project and I distribute this derived work)?

I could ask each contributor to assign the copyright to the project. But in this hypothetical scenario, the contributor does not own the copyright, so their contribution is illegal and their copyright assignment is void.

Surely, there are plenty of BSD and MIT licensed project out there, so there must be a solution.

Thanks!

If you manage a BSD-licensed open source project, how do you guard against someone illegally contributing GPL-licensed code?

An open source project licensed under BSD, MIT or another permissive license accepts code contributions from the community.

What happens if someone takes GPL-licensed code that they don't own and submits it to my BSD-licensed project? I do not know that the contribution was stolen from a GPL-licensed project and accept it.

I do not wish to accept such contributions, so as not to make the entire project GPL. But I have no way of knowing whether the contributor actually holds the copyright to code they are contributing. So if someone illegally contributes GPL-licensed code to my project I do not know of any way to stop them (short of not accepting any contributions at all).

Surely, there are plenty of BSD and MIT licensed project out there, so there must be a solution.

Thanks!

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If you managed a BSD-licensed open source project, how do you guard against someone illegally contributing GPL-licensed code?

An open source project licensed under BSD, MIT or another permissive license accepts code contributions from the community.

What happens if someone takes GPL-licensed code that they don't own and submits it to my BSD-licensed project? I do not know that the contribution was stolen from a GPL-licensed project and accept it.

Does this make my entire code base GPL-licensed (since it is now a derived work of a GPL project and I distribute this derived work)?

I could ask each contributor to assign the copyright to the project. But in this hypothetical scenario, the contributor does not own the copyright, so their contribution is illegal and their copyright assignment is void.

Surely, there are plenty of BSD and MIT licensed project out there, so there must be a solution.

Thanks!