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Re: Documenting FSF copyright assignment process

From: Amin Bandali
Subject: Re: Documenting FSF copyright assignment process
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:30:46 -0400
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Minor nit:

On 2019-04-12 10:00 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> No, every GNU project has this requirement, not just Emacs.

As far as I can tell this is false; see [1].

[1]: https://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/html_node/Copyright-Papers.html

> GCC, GDB, Binutils, Coreutils, Bash, Diffutils, Grep, Texinfo, Gnulib,
> Guile, Wget -- you name it.  They all require an assignment.  Even
> submitting translations for messages of some program requires an
> assignment.

Indeed, these are examples of projects requiring an assignment—and
that’s generally the norm—but not all GNU projects do, and it’s
ultimately up to the author(s) of the package to decide.  For instance,
GNU Guix doesn’t require contributors to assign copyright to the FSF.

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