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Re: One-click copyright assignments?

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: One-click copyright assignments?
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 15:26:21 -0400
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On 2017-03-12 13:44, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> - turn the initial form into a web-form.

Indeed, this should be easy.

> - make it so the web-form doesn't send an email to address@hidden
>   (i.e. to Donald who's already busy enough) but should instead
>   automatically return the appropriate PDF.  I understand that in some
>   cases, a human might be needed, but we should be able to arrange for
>   the web-form to cover 99% of the needs.

That should be easy too :)

> Just doing that would be a significant improvement I think.  The user
> can then immediately get the PDF, and sign it without any delay.
> It would still have the delay to receive the signed PDF, check it,
> etc... which involves a human (Donald again, AFAIK), but: one step at
> a time.

Must it?  Can't the PGP signature on the PDF be manually validated?
(To be clear: I'm happy to contribute some code to make this happen, if needed)

> This said, this is an FSF-issue, not specific to Emacs, so it would be
> better to discuss it elsewhere.

Can you indicate what the proper mailing list would be (noting that there is 
significant incentive for Emacs as a project to fix this issue, since we have a 
very large number of people writing ELisp code but not contributing it to Emacs 
— in part, I'm sure, due to copyright-related hurdles).


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