__/ [George Ellison] on Wednesday 04 January 2006 16:18 \__
> "semisphere" <bainsworth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Has anyone seen any precedents for a minor under 18 releasing software
>> under an open source license? Since contracts are not always legally
>> binding for minors does that mean that using software developed by a
>> minor could be a risk if they turn around and decide to void the open
>> source license?
>> thanks in advance
> Licenses come under copyright law, not contract law. I see no reason why it
> would be construed that a minor would not have copyright to their own
I agree. Age should not play a role. I think that Blake Ross was 17 when he
initiated Mozilla Firefox and /behold/. He didn't do all that bad.
If needed, you could also have an older figure defend rights on your own
Hope it helps and good luck,
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