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Yoshinori K. Okuji
Fri, 28 Oct 2005 16:34:08 +0200
As Marco agreed, I send this information to the list.
Currently, the copyright handling at the FSF is very confused, and this slows
down the procedures of copyright assignments very much.
Until now, our policy was to apply patches _after_ the copyright is completely
transferred to the FSF, but we cannot avoid facing on a policy change, since
we do not want to delay the development too much.
So I'd like to go in this way as a temporary solution *until the copyright
clerk gets sane*:
1. When you have not signed a copyright assignment yet, we will ask you if you
accept assigning your copyright on GRUB to the FSF.
2. If you agree, you send a request form to the FSF.
3. Based on this agreement, we start integrating your patches. To reduce a
potential risk, we don't give you a direct write access to the CVS at this
4. Once it is finished correctly, we give you a write permission to the CVS,
if this makes things easier.
IIRC, these people are in intermediate states: Ruslan, Vincent Guffens,
Timothy, Vladimir. Do I miss anybody? Now I must dig out the archive to look
up all pending patches...
- copyright management,
Yoshinori K. Okuji <=