Why not contribute? (to GCC)

Manuel López-Ibáñez lopezibanez@gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 02:32:00 GMT 2010

On 26 April 2010 02:12, Mark Mielke <mark@mark.mielke.cc> wrote:
> All in all, pretty minor. GCC wants FSF copyright assignment and employer
> disclaimers? GCC will not have as many contributors. Your choice.
> There are plenty of projects that we (lurkers / non contributors) can
> contribute to other projects that are not as mature and require more
> attention, or even other compilers (LLVM?).

Are you 100% sure that the fact that LLVM does not ask for your
employer disclaimer means that you do not need to ask your employer
for some paper to legally contribute code? Are you sure you are not
exposing yourself to a legal risk? I would check with a lawyer if that
is the case. A real lawyer, not some computer guy that says "Oh, just
give us your code, it will be fine. Don't worry! We don't ask for
anything."  And a lawyer that is not interested in keeping you at risk
just in case they need to sue you at some moment.



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