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Re: gnumach copyright assignment

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: gnumach copyright assignment
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2022 21:01:24 +0200
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Opening this file again:

Kalle Olavi Niemitalo, le jeu. 27 oct. 2016 23:04:26 +0300, a ecrit:
> Olaf Buddenhagen <olafbuddenhagen@gmx.net> writes:
> > BTW, this is slightly off-topic: but AIUI, your main objection to
> > signing a copyright assignment is the requirement to provide updates on
> > your employer?
> This was the onerous clause in 2000:
> | 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,

The duty is there only whenever you keep contributing changes, it only
has to cover the period during which the changes were developped.

> Secondly, it might conflict with NDAs in my work.

Does this still apply?

> I sent email to assign@gnu.org today, asking whether they still
> use this clause, and requesting a copyright assignment form for
> Hurd changes made during the years 2016 to 2018 if not.

Kalle Olavi Niemitalo, le ven. 28 oct. 2016 18:22:36 +0300, a ecrit:
> They replied that they still use the clause.

They should still be able to provide you with a form that covers


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