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Re: Locale copyright assignments
- From: "Carlos O'Donell" <carlos at systemhalted dot org>
- To: Petr Baudis <pasky at ucw dot cz>
- Cc: libc-alpha at sourceware dot org, libc-locales at sourceware dot org, legal at gnu dot org, jgay at fsf dot org
- Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 13:30:26 -0400
- Subject: Re: Locale copyright assignments
- References: <20120420110821.GM24309@machine.or.cz><20120420170057.GN24309@machine.or.cz><20120430173103.GU24309@machine.or.cz>
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Petr Baudis <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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 for
>> 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 least
> contain very detailed rationale for each record.
> ?So this is a ping and I'm also Cc'ing firstname.lastname@example.org and Brett Smith
> who was interested in locales copyright before as well:
> ? ? ? ?http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-locales/2011-q1/msg00017.html
> (Note that this licence is still used for some locales.)
> ?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.
I think you're on the right path here and I appreciate your effort!
We don't have very clear policy here and we should, so you're blazing
a trail here for the community.
Whatever conclusion we reach we should document it in the wiki and
teach the new volunteers about it.