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Re: Disclaimers in submitted patches

Generally, this would be a problem. You should ask the person to
explicitly state that the disclaimer does not apply.

On Sun, 15 Feb 2015 20:18:35 +0100
Christoph Biedl <debian.axhn@manchmal.in-ulm.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> every now and then I receive submissions (i.e. patches) by e-mail for
> packages I maintain. Sometimes a disclaimer¹ is part of that message,
> a text that denies me from doing certain things with that e-mail -
> like copying or disclosing the message.
> In my opinion using such a patch for an upload would violate that
> clause and therefore might even put the Debian project in jeopardy.
> Thoughts on that?
>     Christoph
> ¹ In German, the word "Angstklausel" is quite common for that, I'm not
>   aware of an English counterpart that describes it as well.

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