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Re: [bug-patch] Contributing to GNU Patch

From: Andreas Grünbacher
Subject: Re: [bug-patch] Contributing to GNU Patch
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:50:10 +0200

Hi Jesse,

Am Mo., 19. Aug. 2019 um 23:03 Uhr schrieb Jesse Smith via bug-patch
> As I understand it, in order to become a contributor to GNU Patch, it is
> necessary to sign an agreement to assign copyright to either Patch or to
> the GNU project.

that's correct, we can only add significant changes from you to GNU
patch with a copyright assignment for your changes in place. You can
find a brief statement why the FSF requires that here:


> I'd like to become a member of the GNU Patch team and was wondering what
> the process is for signing this agreement so that my patches and fixes
> can be accepted upstream?

Thank you. I'll need you to please fill out the following form and
send it to address@hidden:


The FSF will then follow up with you. Once that paperwork is done,
I'll be able to accept your contributions, and we can take it from

You may find various bits of additional useful information here:


Thanks again,

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