|From:||Brent W. Baccala|
|Subject:||Re: FSF copyright assignment (was: SIGILL problems with Hurd port of GO in gcc-8, and rpctrace bugs)|
|Date:||Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:55:42 -0500|
Brent W. Baccala, on dim. 19 nov. 2017 20:04:35 -0500, wrote:
> The assignment of par. 1(a) above applies to all
> past and future works of Developer that constitute
> changes and
> enhancements to the Program.
> An obvious reading of this is that everything I do on Hurd for the rest of my
> life will belong to the Free Software Foundation.
"the Program" meaning the FSF repository, not whatever branch you have
on your disk or whatever.
1.(a) Developer hereby agrees to assign and does hereby assign to FSF Developer's copyright in changes and/orenhancements to the suite of programs known as GNU HURD (herein called the Program), including any accompanyingdocumentation files and supporting files as well as the actual program code. These changes and/or enhancements are hereincalled the Works.
> I've asked them to change the language and they have refused.
Because they believe it already means what you want.
> My patches are covered under the GPL; you're free to use them. Samuel can
> incorporate them into the git repository, if he so chooses.
I can not choose that alone. Being covered by assignments is a GNU
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