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Re: Contributor agreements and copyright assignment

]] Wouter Verhelst 


> Personally, I'm not comfortable signing off my copyright to the FSF, for
> the very same reason I'm not comfortable signing off copyright to
> Canonical: while both are led by a person whom so far hasn't show much
> reason for me to distrust them, it is also true that both leaders have
> an agenda that I don't completely trust or agree with.

The FSF is bound by its bylaws.

> Yes, one of the groups makes a profit, and the other doesn't. I don't
> think money is dirty, however, so that doesn't even remotely factor into
> my decision.

This isn't about whether money is dirty or not, it's about whether you
give your copyright to somebody who are able to do whatever they want
with it or not.  The FSF's is a lot more tied than a private corporation

You might not consider this a problem, but it is a fairly significant

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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