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Re: [HACKERS]

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, John Bartlett <johnb(at)fast(dot)fujitsu(dot)com(dot)au>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS]
Date: 2007-02-28 03:03:58
Message-ID: 200702280303.l1S33w924696@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Neil Conway wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-02-27 at 16:20 -0800, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> > Thus we may literally not have rights to the code. Do you really want to
> > go down the path of in 2 years, Fujitsu (No offense Fujitsu), but you
> > are the topic) decides that the code they provided is owned by them and
> > they didn't give us permission?
> 
> For the case in question, sure, requiring some clarification from FJ
> would be reasonable. But more broadly, my point is that I think you're
> fooling yourself if you think that requiring a disclaimer or explicit
> transfer of copyright for this *one* particular patch is likely to make
> any material difference to the overall copyright status of the code
> base.

Yes, I do.  If there is an explicit claim, like an email footer or a
copyright in the code, we do try to nail that down.

-- 
  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>          http://momjian.us
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  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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