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Re: [PATCH] vfprint: validate nargs and argument-based offsets

On 2/2/2012 3:49 PM, Roland McGrath wrote:
>> "When you create a new file you need to attribute the changes to yourself
>> even if you submitted them on behalf of your company. Your copyright
>> assignment is on file with the Free Software Foundation so we know who
>> assigned the copyright to the sources you contributed, be it yourself or a
>> company. "
> I don't know what that's supposed to mean (and didn't know it was there).
> It is the case with all GNU projects that contributors are individuals, not
> companies.  (The FSF's company assignment requirements are solely because
> of employers' potential copyright claims on the work of their employees.)
> There are places like the ChangeLog that require someone's name and email
> address, and this needs to be a particular person responsible for the code,
> not a company name or role account or whatnot.  But there has never been
> any requirement to annotate source files with people's names.

I should have given a bit more context.  The block of text I quoted
immediately precedes the example:

    Contributed by Name <email>.

So it appears that the intent was to mandate putting that text into the
source files.  Maybe the wiki page just needs clarifying, e.g. that the
ChangeLog or git log entry is sufficient as a contribution marker.

Chris Metcalf, Tilera Corp.

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