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Re: [PATCH][rfc][doc] extending the contribution guidelines

From: Andreas Enge
Subject: Re: [PATCH][rfc][doc] extending the contribution guidelines
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:57:57 +0200
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On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 06:05:03PM +0000, ng0 wrote:
> A question on copyright assignment: We have the Guix Europe
> association. Could we not use it for copyright assignments in
> file headers like this, either in addition to the already
> existing ones or use it exclusively?
> ;;; Copyright © 2015, 2016 the Guix Europe association
> Why would it be a bad idea, why would it be a good idea?

this would be a very bad idea - we are not the FSF, but just a bunch of Guix
people, without particular legal and administrative resources. One could
imagine assigning copyright to the FSF, but copyright assignments are a
rather big barrier for contributing. Things seem to work quite well without
adding more administration...


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