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Re: Contributor agreements and copyright assignment

On Dec 04, 2012, at 12:42 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:

>The main issue for some of us is not so much the ethical objections to
>these sorts of agreements but rather the fact that our employers flatly
>are not interested in signing anything of the sort, ever, with anyone.
>Much of my free software work is done as part of my day job, and my
>employer is unwilling to sign any of these agreements (but is fine with me
>releasing my work under free software licenses).

That's a very real problem that I have encountered with potential contributors
to my GNU projects.  I've been on the other end of it in past jobs, where
Legal is no fun at all to interact with.


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