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Re: Mercury front-end
- To: kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu (Richard Kenner)
- Subject: Re: Mercury front-end
- From: Joe Buck <jbuck at racerx dot synopsys dot com>
- Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 11:35:29 -0800 (PST)
- Cc: fjh at cs dot mu dot oz dot au, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
> My employer (The University of Melbourne) might perhaps have some
> claim on them. I will probably be able to persuade them to sign a
> form either disclaiming ownership or assigning the rights to the FSF,
> for the C side of the changes. For the Mercury side, and the existing
> Mercury compiler, that won't happen, since we (the Mercury group here)
> want the freedom to release the Mercury distribution under different
> licenses in future.
> Note that you still have that freedom if you assign the copyright to
> the FSF under the standard assignment agreement.
There may be things that you want to do that are not covered by the
standard assignment agreement. But then, RMS has been known to negotiate
different terms. It's probably best to discuss it with him.