[OpenAFS] On contributor agreements

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Sun, 7 Sep 2008 08:55:43 -0400

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 7:34 PM, Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> wrote:
> "Buhrmaster, Gary" <gtb@slac.stanford.edu> writes:
>> Would a more lightweight process be acceptable, in
>> that any code needs to be accompanied by the
>> equivalent of the Linux "Developers Certificate
>> of Origin" signoff (by the developer)?
>> That puts the onerous on the submitters to insure
>> that their submissions meets their (and/or their
>> employers) requirements.
> I think that's the sort of agreement that Derrick has in mind (as opposed
> to the FSF-style copyright assignment, which however nice in the abstract
> would be a major pain and isn't really tenable).  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.

I assume an Apache-style grant (not assignment)
would be acceptable, though?