What about the trivial submitters?
Posted May 24, 2004 15:17 UTC (Mon) by bfields
In reply to: What about the trivial submitters?
Parent article: Linus on documenting patch provenance
What we are now suggesting is that said "trivial" submitters could no
longer submit anything, until they jumped thru a bunch of legal paperwork,
that isn't really worth it for that one character.
I don't think GNU has ever required that:
In fact, it looks to me (I'm not really familiar with the process, just doing a google search on "site:www.gnu.org copyright assignment") like they have two levels short of full copyright assignment: for trivial contributions nothing may be required, for smaller contributions a disclaimer that's short of a copyright assignment may be sufficient.
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