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Re: gnumach copyright assignment

From: Olaf Buddenhagen
Subject: Re: gnumach copyright assignment
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:51:28 +0200
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On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 11:04:26PM +0300, Kalle Olavi Niemitalo wrote:

> | 2. Developer will report occasionally, on its initiative and whenever
> | requested by FSF, the changes and/or enhancements which are covered by
> | this contract, and (to the extent known to Developer) any outstanding
> | rights, or claims of rights, of any person, that might be adverse to
> | the rights of Developer or FSF or to the purpose of this contract.
> Firstly, it seems unfair that, having given software to the FSF,
> I would have a permanent duty to report claims of adverse rights,
> while others who gave nothing would have no such duty.

Well, this clause suffers from a bad case of legalese, so I'm not sure
what it actually entails... (Which is of course a problem in itself.)

I would assume though that it only pertains to the contributions you
made covered by the assignment? I don't see how that would be unfair...


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