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Re: Why not contribute? (to GCC)
On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 03:35:26PM -0700, Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:
> On 24 April 2010 00:18, Alfred M. Szmidt <email@example.com> wrote:
> > The disclaimers are legally necessary though, the FSF needs a paper
> > trail in the case your employer comes back and claims that they have
> > copyright over a change.
> BTW, in this aspect there is no difference between GCC and LLVM. The
> latter also requires to assign copyright to the University of
> Illinois. If you don't have a copyright disclaimer before contributing
> to LLVM, you are exposing yourself to some future legal troubles.
The main difficulties I've experienced haven't been with the copyright
assignment itself, but the issues surrounding patents in the default
disclaimer language (though I understand that the FSF has negotiated other
language with a number of corporate contributors).