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Re: [PATCH v2 0/8] restore compatibility with pre-POSIX shells in config

From: Dmitry V. Levin
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/8] restore compatibility with pre-POSIX shells in config.guess
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:11:46 +0300

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 12:57:01AM -0400, Jacob Bachmeyer wrote:
> "Dmitry V. Levin" <> writes:
> > On Wed, May 26, 2021 at 09:26:02PM -0400, Jacob Bachmeyer wrote:
> >> This patch series tidies config.guess and reverts to classic backtick
> >> command substitutions.  This is a respin after the earlier series
> >> proved difficult to properly review.
> >
> > The series looks good to me, but since GNU config is copyrighted by
> > the FSF, would you be willing to assign the copyright to the FSF,
> > so that the series could be merged?
> Yes.
> I have sent a message from another address to requesting
> the relevant paperwork and citing your message in the list archives.
> The FSF already knows that I am the same person at both addresses.
> I use a different email address for handling copyright paperwork that
> lands on my desktop instead of fencepost, but I prefer that public
> revision histories show my address now that I have one, instead
> of implicitly advertising an email service known for non-Free Webmail.

That's fine, thanks.

> I expect to be asked what "program or package" this contribution is for;
> how do I correctly refer to these scripts for that purpose?  I would
> like to be able to take care of the paperwork now to include possible
> future similar cleanups to config.sub at the least.

You can answer "config.guess and config.sub",
in the copyright papers these two scripts would be called
"the suite of programs known as GNU CONFIG".


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