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From: Theo Chatzimichos <tampakrap@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o, gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Forming Gentoo Policy - Copyright Assignment and Attribution
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:41:37
Message-Id: 1707157.W6kZBlP3eR@virtuoso
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: Forming Gentoo Policy - Copyright Assignment and Attribution by Greg KH
On Monday 11 of March 2013 14:19:55 Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 04:51:17PM -0400, Rich Freeman wrote: > > If you have any concerns/objections to the policy which was outlined, > > which includes a mandatory requirement to sign a contributor license > > agreement and an option to also sign an assignment-like document based > > on the FSFe FLA, please speak up this week. > > I've already said this before, but I guess I need to say it again: > > If a contributor license is required to be signed, I'll have to > stop contributing to Gentoo. > > Other developers will be also affected, and you will find it hard to > attract new developers who happen to work for companies that forbid > their employees to sign these types of things (a _very_ common thing in > the US, I have yet to work for a company in the past 20+ years that > would have allowed this without going through the company's legal > council for approval, a usually very difficult thing to achieve for a > single developer.) > > I was here when the copyright assignment form was dropped due to all of > the problems it was causing new developers (myself included.) Have you > somehow figured out how to handle all of the issues that were raised 8+ > years ago with the old assignment we had? > > Is there really no one around now (other than myself) that had to deal > with that mess in the past? > > History, forgetting it, doomed. > > sadly, > > greg k-h
I'm not having any personal issue here, but I'm with Greg here, since this action means loosing any single contributor. We're a project ran by volunteers, we get more retirements than additions lately, and we can't even afford loosing anybody. -1 from me as well. Theo

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