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Re: We need steenking patches (Re: Cygwin kill utility...)

On Apr 11 09:01, Peter Rosin wrote:
> On 2014-04-11 04:17, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 01:15:12AM +0200, Peter Rosin wrote:
> >> ... The reason I'm not contributing more is the requirement
> >> to assign copyright to a for-profit organization. Sorry.
> > 
> > Yeah.  That bothered me a little when I first had to do it and, I have
> > to admit, it bothered me when I was at Red Hat and it bothers me now
> > too.  I think you've hit on a real barrier to entry there and since we
> > now have a dataset of two rather than one we can really claim that we're
> > right.
> > 
> > I have to ask you have to do something similar with the FSF.  Would that
> > be an issue for you too?  Probably not since it isn't a for-profit entity.
> Right, FSF was ok with my employer, after a bit of convincing. I have
> for example helped making Libtool work better on Cygwin (and Windows
> in general). Anything for-profit like Redhat (I did bring it up)
> was just too much, and that discussion ended pretty quickly. Anyway,
> it's not like I'm sitting on any patches and that lifting that
> barrier will open any floodgate from this corner. But that said, I
> rarely bother looking at the code since there is no way forward on
> committing any results, with my trivial patches quota nearly fully
> utilized...
> > The other odd thing is that newlib has no requirements for an assignment
> > and it is an integral part of Cygwin so I have to wonder how Red Hat
> > reconciles that.
> The newlib license is liberal enough for RedHat to relicense it under
> their own terms?

That's it, more or less.


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