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Does the newly created files will be owned by the original copyright holder(because he owns the whole repository), or the files that I created will be owned by me. Each author owns the copyright in each element of protectable expression that they authored, until or unless they assign that right to someone else. In case I will be the owner of all the files ...


Your question suggests that you regard copyrights as property rights. This is a completely understandable misconception - big content creators push this agenda quite hard - but it is a misconception. Copyright is instead a system of time-limited monopolies on certain acts which the law grants to copyright holders for the ultimate purpose of encouraging ...


Firefox is open source. It isn't hosted on GitHub, though, or even managed in Git - it's managed in mercurial and self-hosted at

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