Linus on documenting patch provenance
Posted May 25, 2004 0:21 UTC (Tue) by mbp
In reply to: Linus on documenting patch provenance
Parent article: Linus on documenting patch provenance
Another problem with the FSF system is that (when last I looked) the contributor indemnified the FSF from some legal liabilities arising from the contribution.
Much as I love the FSF, I am not going to personally stand between them and a psychopath like SCO. Would they hold me to it? Probably not. But the risk is there.
Taking on a potentially unbounded legal liability is a heavy disincentive to signing the FSF assignment.
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