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Re: [PATCH] posix.texi: added additional examples

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: [PATCH] posix.texi: added additional examples
Date: 03 Apr 2002 20:29:57 +0200
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Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't know.  It's not huge, but it is rather longer than the `about
> 10 lines' guideline that I've heard mentioned before.
> Marius, can you advise?

Hmm, well, I'm no expert on this but here are some thoughts (with a
conclusion., even :).

The FSF requires copyright assignments to guard against the case that
someone contributes something that he is not allowed to contribute,
and we might be forced to remove the contributions again.

So I tend to see this as a risk assessment, more or less.  How high is
the risk that the contribution will be revoked?  How much damage will
it cause?

In this case, the risk is very low, and the damage is very small.  So,
in my view, it is OK to include the patch without 'the papers'.

However, it can't hurt to ask the contributor anyway (like Rob did).

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