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

From: David Brown
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] Porting Atmel patches
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:35:16 +0200
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On 16/10/2012 14:28, Weddington, Eric wrote:

-----Original Message----- From:
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

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.

Isn't it possible for a potential contributor to "give" the patch to someone who already has the FSF paperwork in order, and that person can then submit the patch as "theirs"? Or does that open up too many complications about rights and ownerships?



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