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

From: Weddington, Eric
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] Porting Atmel patches
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:24:17 +0000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Brown [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 7:35 AM
> To: Weddington, Eric
> Cc: Joerg Wunsch; address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Porting Atmel patches
> 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?

Technically, they could do that "under the table". 

To make that formal, person A would have to assign their copyright to person B, 
who could then commit to the FSF project, which is technically further 
assigning that copyright. Very messy.

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