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Re: Why not contribute? (to GCC)
On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 05:08:02PM -0700, Basile Starynkevitch wrote:
> Joe Buck wrote:
> > 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 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).
> Yes yes yes!
> Thanks for the clarification!
But we aren't saying the same thing: you seem to think that people are
opening themselves up to unlimited liability by contributing, and the
issue I encountered was over the generality of the promise not to sue over
any future GCC version even if new capabilities are added.