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Re: New FS driver (and support for a new OS).

From: Kurt Skauen
Subject: Re: New FS driver (and support for a new OS).
Date: 02 Nov 2000 16:05:44 +0100

Gordon Matzigkeit <address@hidden> writes:

> The basic story is that everybody who has made major changes to GRUB
> except for Erich Boleyn (the original author), has assigned their
> changes to the Free Software Foundation.  That lifts some of the legal
> burden from us and puts it on them to defend the program's freedom.
> This may sound bad, but it's not... in return for assigning changes,
> we get back a contract from the FSF that says they will ensure your
> work remains free.  So, they are accountable to us, too.
> I've attached the template that you can fill out and send to the FSF,
> if this is what you want to do.
> Thanks, and sorry for the bureacracy, ;P

Does this mean that I'm not allowed to use this code in any other
projects I might desire unless the entire project is under GPL? That
I'm not allowed to later release the same code under another licence?

I must say that even though it aint that important with this tiny
project, I am in principiell *strongly* against this. I think it is
*very* rude to require that I give away all the rights to my code.

I whould like some more info about this before I agree.

Kurt Skauen. ( http://www.atheos.cx/ )

"There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take
credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there." __
Indira Gandhi 

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