Re: [Spi-private] IRC log from 2003-02-04 SPI Board meeting

From: Sven Luther <luther(at)dpt-info(dot)u-strasbg(dot)fr>
To: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: [Spi-private] IRC log from 2003-02-04 SPI Board meeting
Date: 2003-02-26 09:02:06
Message-ID: 20030226090206.GA2194@iliana
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On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 01:28:46AM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 12:54:36PM -0500, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> > If I'm going to write software, and donate my efforts and my
> > intellectual property the Open Software community, that's my choice.
> > I've done this on many occasions. But one thing that I will NOT do
> > after making such a free donation of my efforts is to sign something
> > which explicitly puts my house and all of my savings at risk. If IBM
> > refused to put its corporate assets at risk when it donated the s390
> > binutils changes to the FSF, why should I risk mine? As a result, I
> > will refuse to donate code to any project which requires me to sign an
> > agreement with similar language.
> Fair enough. But on the other hand, I guess SPI has to decide whether
> *it* wants to take up any risks and stand up for whatever code it
> accepted. What happens if some company decides they have a patent on
> something and tries to sue us into oblivion?

We say we didn't know and remove the code ?


Sven Luther


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