[Python-Dev] License cleanup

Fred L. Drake, Jr. Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake@acm.org
Fri, 17 Sep 1999 10:41:47 -0400 (EDT)

Vladimir Marangozov writes:
 > BTW, I'm surprised by the fact that in an Open Source world I'm asked
 > to sign a licence agreement with CNRI or to send e-mails for contributed
 > code. If Python or Linux had had such constraints from the start, they
 > wouldn't have been what they are today.

  You shouldn't be; the FSF certainly requires a signed copyright
assignment from contributors.  I had to sign one for a bunch of
patches I made to oleo many years ago.  It was a minor nuissance, but
that's all.
  (The *sad* part is that there hasn't been a new release of oleo that 
could have included the patches for five years! ;)  Just noticed that
there is a release at ftp.gnu.org now; I'll have to take a look!


Fred L. Drake, Jr.	     <fdrake@acm.org>
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