Re: Reiser{3,4}: problem with the copyright statement

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 12:17:19 EST

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 04:47:45PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 01:59:37PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > I have no problem with dual-licensed code, but I do strongly dislike
> > > having this "unlike you explicitley state otherwise, you transfer all
> > > rights to Hans Reiser" in the kernel.
> >
> > I don't see any reasonable alternatives. The alternative is for Hans
> > Reiser to not be able to merge with the kernel, which is kind of against
> > the _point_ of having a dual license.
> If you touch e.g. XFS for a non-trivial change you'll also get a mail from
> SGI politely asking to assign your copyright. Doing this implicit is IMHO
> a really bad thing.

Btw, reiser3 handling was similar. At least Hans wanted an assigment from
me for even really trivial changes (which I still insist aren't copyrightable)

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