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

Ben Guthro ben.guthro at virtualcomputer.com
Thu Dec 1 16:32:28 CET 2011

Sorry to hear that.

I guess I will not be contributing to this OSS project.

I have contributed to quite a few projects in the pas - both for work, and as a private developer. 
All of these works have always fallen under the copyright in the file header.
I have never filled out paperwork, and have no intention to do so in the near future.

Best of luck to you, and Stallman in stifling innovation by way of dead trees.

Feel free to re-imlement this idea, should you see fit, independent of this patch.


On Dec 1, 2011, at 9:59 AM, Werner Koch wrote:

> 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.
> Shalom-Salam,
>   Werner
> -- 
> Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.

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