[PATCH] Add ability to save/load an md5 checkpoint file

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Dec 1 15:59:39 CET 2011

On Thu,  1 Dec 2011 13:49, ben.guthro at virtualcomputer.com said:

> I figured it was a bit of a long shot that you'd take the patch
> as-is...but thought it was useful functionality that might, at least
> spark a discussion as to the proper way to implement such a feature
> that would be acceptable upstream.

That worked.

> As for copyright assignments...doesn't the code fall under the
> existing copyright in the file?

No.  For non-trivial changes the FSF requires a written (i.e. paper)
copyright assignment.  If I would add code from you, you would have the
copyright on that parts of the code.  Now if for example the FSF wants
to change the license (say from GPL to LGPL) they would have to get your
permission to do that.  Now consider there are dozens of authors and
some may not agree or are simply not anymore reachable.  Thus copyright
assignments are the way to go.



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