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[gnu.org #751250] Re: Locale copyright assignments
- From: "Donald R Robertson III via RT" <copyright-clerk at fsf dot org>
- To: libc-alpha at sourceware dot org, libc-locales at sourceware dot org, pasky at ucw dot cz
- Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 12:56:00 -0400
- Subject: [gnu.org #751250] Re: Locale copyright assignments
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> [firstname.lastname@example.org - Mon Apr 30 13:31:15 2012]:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 07:00:57PM +0200, Petr Baudis wrote:
> > I just realized that I did not check whether the [Glibc Locale]
> author has copyright
> > assignment with FSF. Is our policy to require copyright assignments
> > locales as well? I'm wondering since it seems this has not been the
> > practice up to now, though it would be good if someone with access
> > to the assignment list could check.
> I expected to get an "obviously an assignment is required" reply but
> I got none, so maybe it is not so obvious. The locale files contain
> little creativity, even less than e.g. the timezone files which at
> contain very detailed rationale for each record.
> So this is a ping and I'm also Cc'ing email@example.com and Brett Smith
> who was interested in locales copyright before as well:
Brett actually had his last day on Friday. Josh Gay <firstname.lastname@example.org> has taken over his
That looks like a situation where we have not requested assignment in the past. If there is a
particular contributor you want me to look up for you I can do that as well. The person involved
in that thread (Keld Simonsen) does not have an assignment on file, but instead has a
translation disclaimer in place. Other people on libc's translation team
(http://translationproject.org/domain/libc.html) also just have a disclaimer, but no assignment.
So I am guessing that assignment is not necessary in this situation.
> (Note that this licence is still used for some locales.)
That is something that Josh will probably want to look at.
> P.S.: I'm not interested in fixing up any past (c) mistakes, someone
> else or the FSF would have to spend their time on that. I just want
> to clarify the policy for future submissions.
Donald R. Robertson, III, J.D.
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