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Re: [PATCH V2] manual/string.texi: Add description of envz_remove

On 03/06/2015 02:00 PM, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Mar 2015, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> On Mar  5, 2015, "Carlos O'Donell" <> wrote:
>>> I see no copyright assignment in place for glibc from Fujitsu.
>> I see Ma Shimiao's assignment on file since 2015-02-18.  We don't need
>> an assignment from Fujitsu, as long as Fujitsu does not hold a copyright
>> over the contributed changes, and I understand the assignment process
>> has already covered that question.  Is that not so?
> I don't think copyright.list recording an individual assignment carries 
> any implication as to whether an employer disclaimer is also needed.
> maintain.texi says "We may also need an employer's disclaimer from the 
> person's employer, which confirms that the work was not part of the 
> person's job and the employer makes no claim on it.  However, a copy of 
> the person's employment contract, showing that the employer can't claim 
> any rights to this work, is often sufficient.".  So either there should be 
> a disclaimer in copyright.list, or the FSF should confirm that they've 
> seen the employment contract and a disclaimer isn't needed or that the "Do 
> you have an employer who might have a basis to claim to own your changes?  
> Do you attend a school which might make such a claim?" question in 
> request-assign.* was answered in a way indicating no disclaimer is needed.


Further to that I think the FSF should be documenting the requirement
for a corporate disclaimer in the copyright.list file itself. That way
we can avoid doing this request from FSF legal every time we encounter
a personal assignment or disclaimer with a matching corporate one.


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