Hans Aberg <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> copyright holder has the right to indicate who is maintaining some stuff
> (i.e., a maintainer cannot transfer the maintaining to somebody else).
> Also, I think that in order for a person to give up their legal rights,
> this person would normally have to make an active consent of that. So your
> idea that if the maintainer cannot be contacted, somebody else would be
> able by that to seize the initiative to become maintainer, may not be legal.

You are correct about consent, so the point is to put the consent
into the standard license text, so the copyright holder can give
consent by selecting the license.

Donald Arseneau                          [log in to unmask]