Actually they do...
Posted Mar 8, 2011 8:11 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: It'll be interesting indeed...
Parent article: Commitment to Open (Red Hat News)
Nobody has any legal standing to sue them over what they do with their own stuff.
Actually they do. FSF's copyright assignment includes promises to the contributor, but yes, it's not GPL, it's separate assignment. It includes words like "machine-readable source code", but does not include words like "preferred form", so it's more relevant to spirit discussion and less relevant to legal discussion.
But others have followed suit, and FSF didn't say a word.
Actually they said lots of words about Cygnus (which had roughly similar policy to today's RedHat) - and most of them were bad. But again, they were about moral responsibility, etc - and not about legality...
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