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Re: [avr-gcc-list] Porting Atmel patches

From: Weddington, Eric
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] Porting Atmel patches
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:28:56 +0000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden On
> Behalf Of Joerg Wunsch
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:17 AM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] Porting Atmel patches
> Georg-Johann Lay <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Notice you must have passed the paperwork.
> Well, don't you think that adding support for a new AVR device would
> consist a simple change that doesn't require the full paperwork?
> I think it's always a good idea for a potential contributor to file
> the paperwork, but for a change like this one, I don't see a reason to
> hold it back until the copyright assignment has been fully handled by
> FSF (which could take its time, as you know ...).

The FSF only allows changes of 10 lines or less in a patch, if there is no 
copyright assignment on file.

We really can't get around this.

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