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[ #1567429] David Alson Wheeler GNU AUTOCONF

From: Craig Topham via RT
Subject: [ #1567429] David Alson Wheeler GNU AUTOCONF
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:54:55 -0400


Thank you so much for contributing. Please find the attached PDF of
your assignment(s) in the email following this one. If you use GPG,
you can sign your assignment using a detached signature in the
following manner:

gpg -a --detach-sig ASSIGNMENT

Where ASSIGNMENT is the PDF file(s) as you have received it from us.

Then simply email the assignment, key ID, and signature file back to
us at Please make sure that your key is listed on a
public keyserver.

Otherwise, please print out the form, sign it, and then email a
scanned copy in PDF format to <> or fax it to us at
+1-617-542-2652. You can also send it to us via the postal mail if you

Assignment Administrator 
Free Software Foundation 
51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor 
Boston, MA 02110

Once the FSF has signed it, we will send you a digital copy in pdf
format for your records.

If your employer is willing to alter and sign the standard disclaimer, just 
like the disclaimer for your Gnu Make contribution, I will be able to process 
it without seeking legal counsel on our end. I've attached the standard 
disclaimer text below my signature.

In addition, would it be acceptable for us to publicize your
contribution by microblogging that you are contributing, and listing
your name in our monthly newsletter?

Thank you for your contribution!

All the best,

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Free Software Foundation
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Boston, MA 02110 
Phone +1-617-542-5942
Fax +1-617-542-2652

If you are employed to do programming (even at a university), or have
made an agreement with your employer or school saying it owns programs
you write, then you and we need a signed piece of paper from your
employer disclaiming rights to the program.

Here is a disclaimer your employer can sign to cover your future
changes to GNU software, as well as your past changes.

The disclaimer should be signed by a vice president or general manager
of the company. If you can't get at them, anyone else authorized to
issue licenses for software produced there will do.

Much of this disclaimer consists of a description of which kinds of
work it applies to. This description is just a suggestion--your
employer can replace it with any description that says clearly which
kinds of work they want to disclaim and which kinds they don't.
Paragraph (b) is optional; they can delete it if they wish.

If your employer says they do have a claim that could conflict with
the use of the program, then please put us in touch with a suitable
representative of the company, so that we can negotiate what to do
about it. Send a note about the issue to the company representative
and to

IMPORTANT: When you talk to your employer, *no matter what
instructions they have given you*, don't fail to show them the sample
disclaimer below, or a disclaimer with the details filled in for your
specific case. Companies are usually willing to sign a disclaimer
without any fuss. If you make your request less specific, you may
cloud the issue and cause a long and unnecessary delay.

Please keep a copy of the employer's signed disclaimer, and return to
us a copy either as a scanned PDF or mail at:


Assignment Administrator 
Free Software foundation 
51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor 
Boston, MA 02110


We agree that software and other authored works of the 'Released
Category' (defined below), made by our employee/consultant,
_______________________, prior to the date of this document, and for
_____ years thereafter, are freely assignable by said
employee/consultant to Free Software Foundation (FSF) for distribution
and sharing under its free software policies. We disclaim any status
as the author or owner of such works; we do not consider them as works
made for hire for us.

The Released Category comprises

(a) changes and enhancements to software already (as of the time such
change or enhancement is made) freely circulating under stated terms
permitting public redistribution, whether in the public domain, or
under the FSF's GNU General Public License, or under the FSF's GNU
Lesser General Public License (a.k.a. the GNU Library General Public
License), or under other such terms; and

(b) operating system components for operating systems providing
substantially the same functionality as portions of UNIX, BSD,
Microsoft Windows, or other popular operating systems.

The Released Category excludes ______________________ [if 'none',
please so state; thank you--FSF].

We affirm that we will do nothing in the future to undermine this
release. If we have or acquire hereafter any patent or interface
copyright or other proprietary interest dominating the works, or the
programs to which these works constitute changes and enhancements, or
use of those programs, then the Free Software Foundation and the
general public will be permanently and irrevocably licensed to use, in
these works and in the programs they enhance, without royalty or
limitation, the subject matter of the dominating interest.

We make no warranty as to the quality of the material or as to the
presence or absence of rights therein of any other party, and we do
not purport to disclaim, release or grant any rights other than our

Given as a sealed instrument this ___ day of ______, 20__.

> signed:___________________________,

> ___________________________ (please print your name)

> ___________________________ (title)

> ___________________________ (company name),

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