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

Sven Luther luther at dpt-info.u-strasbg.fr
Wed Feb 26 09:02:06 UTC 2003

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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