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Re: [PATCHES] 21.3.50 for Cygwin: patch 7

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] 21.3.50 for Cygwin: patch 7
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 19:23:04 +0200 (IST)

On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, Joe Buehler wrote:

> My question is, WHY?  Why all this hassle with assignment papers?

Because the FSF wants to be able to prove in court that every line of 
code it distributes cannot possibly belong to some proprietor.

> Is FSF being targets by squads of corporate lawyers?

I doubt that, but given the danger that some behemot company like 
Microsoft might decide to try, I can understand why the FSF is anxious to 
be prepared.

I'm sure Richard will explain this much better, the above is just my HO.

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