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Re: SIGILL problems with Hurd port of GO in gcc-8, and rpctrace bugs.

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

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:39 PM, Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org> wrote:

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.

That was their claim.  I asked them to write it into the agreement and they wouldn't do it.

Me (15 Nov 2016):

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.

Donald Robertson (16 Nov 2016):

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.

...and I did not sign it


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