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Re: Grub for ia64

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Grub for ia64
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 15:38:50 +0200
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Johan Rydberg <address@hidden> writes:

> First a few legal comments.  I poked through the patches, and it seems
> that there are a few files that are copyrighted by Hewlett-Packard and
> David Mosberger-Tang.  All developers of GNU GRUB has agreed to sign
> over their copyright to FSF, so brining non-FSF copyrighted code into
> the project is a problem (and likely a show-stopper).

If code from third parties is used it will be a show stopper,
especially in such cases.

> There are also a few files that are released under LGPL.  Maintainers,
> are there any problems with bringing such files into GNU GRUB?

What do you mean by that?  Code written for the IA64 port or brought
in from elsewhere?

> Have you signed over copyright to FSF for your work on GNU GRUB? In
> other words, have you sent in an assignment record to FSF?  If not,
> let us know and we'll send you a request record.

Okuji or me will talk to contributors off-list usually about such
issues, so that won't be a problem.

> Anyhow, when I get a few more minutes over I'll try to review your
> patches more in depth.  

Thanks a lot for doing this!

> I do not know if there is a policy for how to contribute code to GRUB,
> but please send unified diffs (-u) instead of context diffs (-c).  I
> at least find them easier to read.

Like mentioned in the other emails, I want unified diffs (diff -up)
inlined in the email with a Changelog entry.  This is correctly picked
up in the patch in the other thread so I am confident it will work out
fine for the port as well. :-)


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