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Re: How to check copyright assignment papers?

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: How to check copyright assignment papers?
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2003 15:01:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> What is the best way for me to check if a person has signed
>>>> copyright papers for Emacs (and which kind of papers) in case I
>>>> want to apply a patch of that person?
>>> Connect to fencepost and read or grep copyright.list:
>>>    grep Hannu /gd/gnuorg/copyright.list
>> Ah, so I would need an account on fencepost.  Hmm, maybe I'll just
>> ask someone who does when the occasion arises.
> Any reason why this file isn't available from public FTP somewhere
> in the GNU hierarchy?  Downloading this file from a local mirror of
> GNU here in Europe is usually *much* faster than logging into
> fencepost.

Only people developing GNU software have legitimate reasons to access
this information.  It is good practice not to share it with others.  I
mean, would you expect your employer to hand over it's personnel
administration to anyone asking for it?


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