Kernel contributions from organisations and individual privacy
ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Thu Jun 11 10:41:57 EDT 2015
On 06/11/2015 10:28 AM, Greg KH wrote:
>> If the copyright is owned by the company then ONLY the company can push
>> > it up stream and assign copyright to the Linux Foundation.
> No one assigns kernel copyright to the Linux Foundation unless you have
> entered into some odd business agreement with that legal entity. And
> that is quite rare to do so and takes lots of lawyers and time.
It doesn't take a lot of lawyers anymore than a license would. I
thought that the Foundation requests this routinely in order so that it
has standing in court if a lawsuit should happen. The FSF has copyright
to a large bulk of the software under GNU for this reason.
Obviously you have first hand knowledge of practice I don't have, but
copyright is a huge problem with contrition. In order to contribute,
you must have copyright ownership. You can't prove that if your anonymous.
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