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Re: Why not contribute? (to GCC)


> > Yes, but there is no limit to the "costs of damages and the cost
> > of litigation".  THAT'S the concern being expressed.
> 
> But, as I outlined, there is a limit.  This is not patents.  This is
> copyright.  Copyright law does not provide for unlimited damages.  I
> agree that there is no limit specified in the assignment, but there is
> a limit in reality.

We're not disagreeing.  I was responding to the question of "where are
people seeing the 'unlimited'".  But in my original post, I said that
limit was a practical one in reality.

> I would not argue that people should not try to talk the FSF out of
> this position.

I agree, because it's a position the FSF *has* to take.

> On the other hand, many companies have apparently had no trouble
> signing this.

It does, however, give a reason why disclaimed+personal assignment may
be a better approach than a corporate assignment in the case where the
patch wasn't developed as part of one's work.


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