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Re: Copyright assignment requirement

From: Fred Kiefer
Subject: Re: Copyright assignment requirement
Date: Sat, 31 May 2014 09:24:12 +0200

The whole issue of copyright transver is an US Amarican one. As far as I understand it, this is not even possible according to German law. This means this is a complete non-issue for me and most other contributors to GNUstep. Feel free to change it if you like to. I only played along to keep the FSF happy.
But don't expect too much from that change. I don't think this is what keeps developers away from GNUstep.


On the road

Am 30.05.2014 um 18:29 schrieb Gregory Casamento <address@hidden>:

When we discussed the prospect of moving to GitHub someone suggested that it "would invite contributions from nonassigned members of the community."   I'm wondering if this is a bad thing.

I have long had a problem with the assignment requirement as it limits participation in a project which already has limited participation due to it's focused nature.  

Would it not be a good idea to open up contributions to the world at large and allow unassigned contributions into the project?

What problems would this solve?  I believe we would have a larger variety of people contributing to gnustep and it would ultimately remove what some see as a barrier to entry since some people don't want to disclaim or assign their copyrights.

This is especially pertinent to the move to GitHub since I have noticed that when the mirror was running there were a number of forks of the repos and a number of pull requests after it was up for a while.    Btw, I was not confusing git with GitHub.  GitHub is a social platform for allowing coders to collaborate.  This is why I think they move would be a good idea.  

Let me know if you guys have any thoughts. 


Gregory Casamento
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