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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o, gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-project] Old copyright assignments
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:28:11
1 Dear fellow (active and retired) developers,
3 We (rich0, alicef, and myself) are currently working on a new Gentoo
4 copyright policy, whose current draft version can be seen at [1].
5 One of its goals is to cover situations where Gentoo isn't the main
6 copyright holder in a file. Connected to this is the question how
7 accurate the first line of every ebuild is, which claims copyright
8 for the Gentoo Foundation.
10 Reportedly, in the past at least some Gentoo developers signed
11 copyright assignment forms [2] to Gentoo Technologies, Inc., and
12 possibly later to the Gentoo Foundation. Bug 140286 [3] suggests
13 that this no longer took place since around 2005.
15 Now my question to you is if (and when) you have signed such a
16 copyright assignment form? Please reply to me personally; I'll post
17 a summary to the gentoo-project list later.
19 Old mailing list postings also show that several devs have refused
20 to sign the form; please also reply to me if this applies to you.
22 Thank you in advance,
23 Ulrich
26 [1]
27 [2]
28 [3]


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[gentoo-project] Re: Old copyright assignments Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>