Contribute statement says it is automatic if assignment papers exist
Posted Mar 19, 2013 17:18 UTC (Tue) by southey
Parent article: When does the FSF own your code?
According to the How to contribute to Org? page, unless that code is just in the contrib/ part of repository excluding the contrib/ part then the copyright has already been assigned. Granted that it is not in writing but page does say (emphasis added):
If at the time you submit or push these changes you do have active copyright assignment papers with the FSF, for future changes to either Org-mode or to Emacs, this means that copyright to these changes is automatically transferred to the FSF. The Org-mode repository is seen as upstream repository for Emacs, anything contained in it can potentially end up in Emacs. If you do not have signed papers with the FSF, only changes to files in the contrib/ part of the repository will be accepted, as well as very minor changes (so-called tiny changes) to core files. We will ask you to sign FSF papers at the moment we attempt to move a contrib/ file into the Org core, or into Emacs.
If the code is in the contrib/ part of the repository then the copyright assignment must depend on the actual agreement signed. Also that code would be still covered by the GPL so that the code could be distributed.
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