[Samba] Proposal to change Samba contribution copyright policy.

tridge at samba.org tridge at samba.org
Wed Jul 13 05:28:23 MDT 2011

Hi David,

 > I'd far rather have it clear how I can contribute without triggering a
 > long discussion with a puzzled IT manager who literally thinks I'm
 > talking about "shareware". Having the considerations set out under a
 > heading like "Contributing Without Claiming Copyright" would be a real
 > benefit to anyone wishing to contribute but concerned about committing
 > his employer to a new and highly unfamiliar legal regime.

Unfortunately "without claiming copyright" is tricky, as copyright is
automatically assigned in most countries and in the most common case
it would be assigned to the employer. 

So you really do need to get your employers permission before

Cheers, Tridge

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