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Re: Review a blog post about emacs-devel

From: Yuan Fu
Subject: Re: Review a blog post about emacs-devel
Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 12:22:00 -0400

> On May 15, 2020, at 1:55 AM, Clément Pit-Claudel <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 14/05/2020 22.57, Yuan Fu wrote:
>> I think couple days ago someone (Joao?) read the copyright assignment
>> and said FSF shares the copyright with the assignee, is that right?
>> If so I should change the “give” in “By signing the assignment, you
>> give the copyright of your code to FSF.” to “share”.
>> Also, does that mean the assignee can change the license to public
>> domain?
> See https://www.fsf.org/bulletin/2014/spring/copyright-assignment-at-the-fsf:
>> Sometimes contributors are concerned about giving up rights to their
>> work. As the assignment is a gift to the free software community,
>> they don't want it to come at the expense of having flexibility in
>> the use of their own code. Thus, we grant back to contributors a
>> license to use their work as they see fit. This means they are free
>> to modify, share, and sublicense their own work under terms of their
>> choice. This enables contributors to redistribute their work under
>> another free software license. While this technically also permits
>> distributing their work under a proprietary license, we hope they
>> won’t.

Thanks, that’s very clear. I’ll link to that page in my post.


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