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

On Apr 13 02:45, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> >> >> >> If you think web code repository searching and a public bug tracker are
> >> >> >> primary barriers to contribution, you aren't being honest with yourself.
> >> >> >> They are nice, but not necessary.
> >> >> 
> >> >> > I am honest with myself. I, as everyone have limited time.
> >> >> 
> >> >> Seems like the limit on your time is very laxed.
> >> >> For the time you wrote all the posts to this list, I've downloaded whole
> >> >> Cygwin /cvs/src, found the offended string, patched the file, and it took me 2
> >> >> days to rebuild it only because I wasn't familiar with out-of-the tree build
> >> >> system. (Had to read building instructions first, yeah...)
> >> >> Now, I'm a happy owner of a custom cygpath that doesn't annoy me with
> >> >> insignificant warnings.
> >> 
> >> > Wanna send the patch to cygwin-patches(*)?
> >> 
> >> I'm not quite happy with it yet. I'll need to dig through that function
> >> another pass to see, if I can completely avoid the code path in question
> >> without harming any hamsters in process.
> > I'm *so* glad you're sympathetic with the hamsters.  They have build
> > their lair inside of cygpath alreasy years ago, so I would not like
> > to disturb them.
> I knew you love them too.
> >> Besides, when I digged through it, I got an idea of completely new
> >> functionality. That may be the one I want to contribute.
> > As for new functionality and non-trivial patches, I'm sorry but we
> > still need the copyright assignment in this case.  I know that people
> > are shying away from it, so I hope there still some who don't...
> > See, the "Before you get started" section.
> I honestly don't care. I do not understand whole tantrum around
> "copyright", "copywrong" and other "copyleft".
> What the hell you can do about it? Pick a spoon, crack my head open and drain
> it out of my brain?
> Whatever I release to the public, I mainly do that under WTF PL.

Unfortunately that won't work.  For direct patches to the cygwin DLL
and tools code we need the copyright assignment, sorry.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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