[OpenAFS] On contributor agreements

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Thu, 4 Sep 2008 22:03:00 -0400

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 7:52 PM, Buhrmaster, Gary <gtb@slac.stanford.edu> wrote:
>> I think that's the sort of agreement that Derrick has in mind
> Sorry, I did not interpret it that way.

Actually while I'd like copyright assignment I don't know that is it
generically tenable and I believe it's specifically not.

>> ... Personally, I'd rather sign it once rather than
>> providing a new copy with each code submission,
>> since I can readily agree to something like that.
> "Agreeing" each time with a "signed-off-by" comment
> is claimed by some to be a useful artifact for any
> future claims against the code (by the submitters,
> or their current and/or future employers).  Your
> lawyers will vary.  Some settling will occur.

Yes, that is in fact part of the issue.