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Re: Why not contribute? (to GCC)


On 25 April 2010 06:20, Chris Lattner <clattner@apple.com> wrote:
>
> On Apr 23, 2010, at 3:35 PM, Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:
>
>> On 24 April 2010 00:18, Alfred M. Szmidt <ams@gnu.org> 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.
>
> On what do you base these assertions? ?Every point seems wrong to me.

Quoting from the link: http://llvm.org/docs/DeveloperPolicy.html

<quote>
Developer Agreements

With regards to the LLVM copyright and licensing, developers agree to
assign their copyrights to UIUC for any contribution made so that the
entire software base can be managed by a single copyright holder. This
implies that any contributions can be licensed under the license that
the project uses.

When contributing code, you also affirm that you are legally entitled
to grant this copyright, personally or on behalf of your employer. If
the code belongs to some other entity, please raise this issue with
the oversight group before the code is committed.
</quote>

Cheers,

Manuel.


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