[OpenJDK Rasterizer] Rasterizer replacement proposal
roman.kennke at aicas.com
Tue Jun 12 11:49:17 PDT 2007
> > When I wrote this code for GNU Classpath, I assigned copyright to the
> > FSF, just like OpenJDK contributions are copyright-assigned to Sun. With
> > the difference that the SCA is automatically granting the contributor
> > all rights to the code, while with the FSF CA I need to go through a
> > copyright grantback procedure, in order to make sure that all the code I
> > 'want back' was originally written by myself.
> So I've heard mutterings that there's discussions with FSF to make
> it easier for OpenJDK to take code from classpath.
> I hadn't really understood how that could work, and what it meant,
> but now I think it does not mean *any* code from classpath, but
> rather something that makes this 'dance' have less moves?
> ie it will not mean any code from classpath, rather just specific
> code that the original author wants to use under grantback.
> Is that about right?
No. These discussions are aimed at *any* code AFAIK. However, I am
pretty sure that these discussions will take a significant time, less
time that is likely needed for me to go through the copyright grantback
procedure for the couple of files in question. And the end result of
these discussions isn't clear either (although I hope it will turn out
to be good).
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