[Python-Dev] License cleanup
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Fred L. Drake, Jr." <email@example.com
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
(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. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Corporation for National Research Initiatives