|From:||Brent W. Baccala|
|Subject:||Re: SIGILL problems with Hurd port of GO in gcc-8, and rpctrace bugs.|
|Date:||Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:46:14 -0500|
Brent W. Baccala, on jeu. 16 nov. 2017 12:25:23 -0500, wrote:
> This isn't in the main Hurd repository because I wouldn't sign the FSF
> copyright assignment. They insisted on a clause that said I assign copyright
> on "all past and future works of Developer that constitute changes and
> enhancements to the Program" and I wouldn't agree to it, because I was only
> willing to assign copyright on specific changes.
Rather, there is disagreement over what the assignment means. I really
believe that FSF intends "changes and enhancements to the Program" to
mean what was actually *committed*, and not changes you could have in
your own private repository. Meaning: you only have to say what should
be commited to decide what is covered by the assignment.
OK, so can you modify 1 (b) in the contract to clarify this point? I am not assigning "all past and future works", but only the ones that I submit. "Anything not contributed is not assigned". Fine.
There's no need to modify it; that's already how it works. Any
modification to our forms has to be approved by legal counsel, which is
a resource we have in quite limited amounts, so I hope you will sign the
assignment as is.
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