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Re: suspending FSF contributor agreements with immediate effect


From: Daniel Pocock
Subject: Re: suspending FSF contributor agreements with immediate effect
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 01:37:25 +0100
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On 15/01/2020 01:19, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 5:48 PM Daniel Pocock <address@hidden
> <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>     On 15/01/2020 00:42, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>     > This will create a lot of paperwork which puts GNU project
>     maintainers in a 
>     > very bad position. In practice, ....
>     this is the sad reality of an organization where volunteers have not
>     been registered as equal members with equal votes in the corporate
>     entity, FSF, Inc
> 
> 
> You are missing the point entirely. This is not about representation or
> voting,
> this is about the burden of daily activities.


I agree those issues are important and burdensome for the project
maintainers.

Nonetheless, contributors have a right to decide who owns the
intellectual property.

The decision of the contributor/developer comes first as they are the
one contributing their time and skill without any payment whatsoever.
Everything else has to be secondary to that.

Regards,

Daniel



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