[Python-mode] FSF assignment policy

Andreas Roehler andreas.roehler at online.de
Tue Jan 27 10:08:26 CET 2009

Hi (X)Emacs folks,

as FSF assignment policy was raised again at
python-mode at python.org, please permit to ask you a
thing I never understood:

AFAIS every Emacs-file is inspired by many, many others
from the very beginning. We see almost always a plenty
of revisions with a lot of people involved.

So how a single developer could ever declare what the
assignment formula demands? How could any person
declare, he _owns_ the rights at the code, thus
assigning it.

Isn't that assignment policy driving developers in a
kind of forgery? Making them false declarations,
thus having rights about them, being everyday able to
sue them for these false declarations?

Or am I simply dreaming a bad dream?


Andreas Röhler

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