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Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files

Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org> writes:
> On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 11:09:36PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:

>> This still doesn't tell us if the assignment is effective.

>> (To clarify, I haven't seen the FSF records, but I've spoken to several
>> GNU contributors in potential work-for-hire scenarios and have been
>> told how the assignment process had been handled within their
>> organizations.)

> It is largely unimportant.

> The legal details of copyright assignment are not important here. If the
> package lists the copyright as belonging to the FSF, then it belongs to
> the FSF. If it does not, then it does not.

I don't mean to be excessively blunt, but I'm afraid that this simply
isn't legally true.

> This is coming from a GNU maintainer who has been through the process.

They apparently gave you incorrect information then.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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