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Re: Personal Introduction

From: Brent W. Baccala
Subject: Re: Personal Introduction
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2018 19:06:23 -0400

On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 6:53 PM, Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org> wrote:
Brent W. Baccala, le jeu. 05 avril 2018 18:42:24 -0400, a ecrit:

> that the Debian maintainers have threatened to drop us completely unless we get
> our code upstreamed into the main glibc code base.

Nope. That never happened, you are completely inventing this.

What did happen is that upstream glibc said they'd really want to have
glibc master actually build on the Hurd (and even cross-build, which is
not the harder part) so that they can do build tests while revamping the
code.  That only just makes sense.

Sorry, then.  I haven't followed that thread closely.  Thank you for correcting me.
> I'm hoping the copyright assignment won't be an issue with the kernel proper,
> since it's based on Mach and isn't owned by the FSF, but I'm not 100% of that.

Mach is covered by copyright assignments too, only Mig is not.
The fact that the base code copyright isn't owned by the FSF doesn't
mean the changes can't be.

Well, then I guess FSF is not going to accept my code into gnumach, either.

It sure seems that copyright exceptions are made for big pieces of code (Mach, LWIP), but not for contributions from individual developers.


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