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Re: In support of Jonas Bernoulli's Magit

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: In support of Jonas Bernoulli's Magit
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 20:24:28 -0400
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On 2017-07-05 19:03, Richard Stallman wrote:
> That would require tracking down lots of people and convincing
> them to sign the legal papers, and maybe replacing some pieces of code
> whose authors didn't sign.

Or we could make a one-time exception to our copyright paper's policy for 
Magit.  That may not be easy either, but it might be done.

This does not necessarily mean dropping the requirement to get legal papers.  
It could mean re-evaluating the legal papers process, instead, to ensure that 
it can be conducted entirely online.  There was a bit of discussion on that 
topic in the past, and this push to get legal papers for Magit could be a good 
occasion to revisit it.

Concretely, the proposal would be to work with the FSF's lawyers to set up an 
entirely-online copyright assignment process, with no need to email 
address@hidden  "Getting legal papers from 100 Magit contributors" sounds a lot 
more scary than "getting 100 magit contributors to click through the FSF's CLA" 
(Contributor's License Agreement).

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