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Re: Why not contribute? (to GCC)


Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net> writes:

> What you agree to is the developers certificate of origin (DCO), which
> says you have the right to contribute the code to the kernel.  No
> copyright assignment takes place.  Trust me, I have thousands of lines
> of code in the kernel, and the copyright remains mine.

The FSF permits something like this as well, in the form of a
copyright disclaimer.  The FSF prefers to get an assignment, but a
disclaimer is also acceptable.  The important point is the explicit
signature.

Ian


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