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Re: ports to 2.96 and 3.1 versions
Excerpt of message (sent 27 January 2002) by Marc Espie:
> This is one place that ought to be completely revisited. The time needed
> to process copyright assignment papers is astounding. The fore-knowledge
> needed to be able to participate in any FSF process is fairly large (even
> knowing that those papers exist is not trivial, choosing which ones to
> sign is not easy, and it takes at the least 3 months to do that).
No, it doesn't.
I just went through that process. It took about 3 weeks. The reason
it took that long was because of vacations around the new year
It may well be that the process could be made simpler (but remember
that this is a legal process, and those tend to be more complex than
you would expect). And it may be that it sometimes takes too long.
But "at least 3 months" is false.