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Re: GRUB portability

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: GRUB portability
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 19:51:12 +0000
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On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 05:19:38PM +0100, Yoshinori Okuji wrote:
> One thing is that PUPA contains copyrighted materials by some people. So I 
> need
> to ask them to assign their copyrights to the FSF.

Could you paste their names and addresses?

> Another is a bit complicated. I have already assigned my copyright on GRUB 
> both
> for the past and for the future, so my  text (code and documentation) for GRUB
> gets copyrighted by the FSF automatically. However, PUPA is a separate 
> project,
> so my text for PUPA is copyrighted by myself but not by the FSF. I don't know
> what happens if my text for PUPA is moved to GRUB: Is it copyrighted by me
> until I sign another papaer explicitly? If yes, what kind of paper? It is
> necessary to discuss these questions with the FSF.

Sounds a lot like the coreutils merge. Do you want me to ask the copyright
clerk for you?

> > Another thing that you can do is putting a link to the PUPA project on
> > the GRUB webpage.
> I really don't like this kind of statement. Did you look at the page actually?
> The link has been there for more than one year.

It's hardly noticeable IMHO. Maybe PUPA could be on its own section, explaining
that adding new features to GRUB is discouraged, etc. I could add such section
myself if you want me to.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

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