When does the FSF own your code?
[Front] Posted Mar 19, 2013 15:12 UTC (Tue) by corbet
Many pixels have been expended in the discussion of contributor agreements
that transfer copyright from developers to a company or
foundation. But, for developers in many projects, the discussion is moot,
in that the requirement for an agreement exists and the papers must be
contributions to the project can be made. But, even then, there are some
interesting details that merit attention. A recent discussion regarding
one developer's contributions to the Emacs Org mode project shows how
expansive and poorly understood such agreements can be in some cases.
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