FSF's distribution policies was: Drift between libgmp and gpg's
wildfire at progsoc.uts.edu.au
Tue Oct 5 08:24:55 CEST 1999
[ g10 CC removed; subject changed to be slightly more on topic ]
On 4 Oct 1999, Stainless Steel Rat wrote:
> * Jason Gunthorpe <jgg at ualberta.ca> on Sun, 03 Oct 1999
> | Correct me if I'm wrong, but FSF is not the owner of gmp so I think this
> | is a bit of a non issue
> FSF owns gmp... but I do not know if they own *your* patches. That is the
> problem. RMS will not allow distribution of anything that has not been
> legally signed over to the FSF.
No, the copyright on gmp has been assigned to the FSF. The patches you
mention have not had their copyirhgt assigned to the FSF; but that is
not the reason that have not been incorporated into GMP.
Also, RMS does allow distribution of things that have not been signed
over to the FSF; from memory either shtools or libtools has not been.
Also you may want to see
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