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Re: Seeking input from developers: glibc copyright assignment policy.

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Seeking input from developers: glibc copyright assignment policy.
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:03:07 -0500
User-agent: NeoMutt/20210205

On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 01:39:26PM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> A proposal to change the glibc copyright assignment policy is being
> circulated on libc-alpha. The email thread starts at
> <https://sourceware.org/pipermail/libc-alpha/2021-June/127581.html>, and the
> text of the email seeking input is at the end of this message.
> I'm sending this to bug-gnulib because we copy some files directly from
> glibc and eventually I expect these files to be affected. The simplest
> approach I see for Gnulib is to adopt glibc's policy, at least for files or
> code copied from glibc.

I would like to make sure the FSF legal department doesn't see any
holes in the plan, but I'm certainly okay as going on record as being
in favor of the plan.  I recall how long it took for me to get
permission to sign assignment papers from my previous employer, for
work I was doing in my spare time, and being able to use the DCO
instead would have made my efforts easier at that time.  (My current
employer already has a blanket copyright assignment on file for all
employees, but not everyone has a company that willing to promote open
source involvement.)

Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc.           +1-919-301-3266
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