[implementations-list] Alessandro, I think we should get people to agree to assign copyright. Do you?

Alessandro Piras laynor at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 11:25:11 CEST 2009

Totally ok for me :)
how's the situtation of the current code? has every coder agreed ?

2009/6/21 Jason Spiro <jasonspiro3 at gmail.com>:
> Hi Alessandro,
> The FSF requires that all contributors sign a form agreeing to assign
> their copyright to the FSF before the code can get into Emacs.  The
> FSF copyright clerk, Mr. Robertson, said that any code contribution 15
> lines or more might be copyright-significant.  In the thread I just
> forwarded to the list, you can see that he said that.
> I think we should get contributors to agree that they will send a
> copyright assignment form to the FSF when, hopefully, Vimpulse will
> get into Emacs.  Otherwise, if you ask a contributor to assign
> copyright and they don't agree, it could be a big headache.  I assume
> you would have to delete the code they contributed plus all code that
> requires the deleted code.
> I propose this.
> 1.  I edit vimpulse.el saying how to submit patches:
>    a)  attach a patch to Trac
>    b)  mention that you are willing to assign copyright to the GNU
> Project if we ask you to later
> 2.  If someone submits a patch 15 lines or more and forgot to do 1b),
> you ask them, and if they don't agree, you ignore the patch.
> You are maintainer, so this is only a suggestion to you.
> What do you think?
> By the way, I have asked at
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/108538 if Vimpulse can be
> shipped with Emacs.  We will see what they say.
> -Jason
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