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From: Jonathan Larmour <>
To: John Dallaway <>
Cc: eCos Maintainers <>
Subject: Re: Configtool viewer selection
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 01:34:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Jonathan Larmour wrote:
> John Dallaway wrote:
>> This patch allows for the selection of text viewer and HTML viewer
>> executables under Linux. Checked-in.
> Be careful here. Now that you've left eCosCentric, you do not have a 
> valid copyright assignment in place with the FSF - you are no longer 
> covered by the company one. As it happens, both the patches of the 30th 
> probably both sneak under the "is a copyrightable work" bar... the first 
> because it's small, and the second because it's essentially the same 
> thing repeated a lot, although it's definitely thin ice.
> Please get an assignment sorted out ASAP before any further patches. 
> It's probably worth including the files in these patches in the part of 
> the assignment which lists modifications to existing files, just in case.

I'll also mention here incidentally that there are a number of files which 
claim Copyright (C) 2003 John Dallaway 2003. Since you were employed by 
eCosCentric at that point, eCosCentric's assignment would apply, although 
in that case it's not quite clear to me why you put your own (C) on there. 
But if there is any doubt about that (although I don't think there can be 
any really), ensure those are included in the FSF assignment as other 
modified files. The files are:


No need to update the files themselves - I'll do that in the Grand Header 

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2009-01-02  1:07 ` Jonathan Larmour
2009-01-02  1:34   ` Jonathan Larmour [this message]
2009-01-02 18:06     ` Copyright assignments [ was Re: Configtool viewer selection ] John Dallaway

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