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Re: Why not contribute? (to GCC)


   > Not much can be done to either of those, the copyright assignments are
   > necessary to keep GCC legally safe.

   Given that there are plenty of high-profile projects out there
   which seem to be entirely safe in the absence of copyright
   assignment policies, why, exactly, does GCC need one to be "legally
   safe"?

I do not know what high-profile projects you are refering to, you will
have to ask them why they think they can ignore a paper trail.  Having
one copyright holder solves many issues when enforcing copyright, you
do not need to contact all parties.  There is a short article on why
you should assign copyright to the FSF at:
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-assign.html


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