[GRASS5] GRASS Project Steering Committee and more

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Fri Feb 10 20:36:07 EST 2006

Markus Neteler wrote:

> o One benefit of the foundation is some degree of legal
>    support and protection for the project. The flip side of that
>    is that the foundation needs to ensure some degree of
>    rigor and process in how code comes into the project. One
>    part of that is getting committers to sign a legal agreement
>    indicating that they agree that changes they commit will
>    be under the license of GRASS (GPL) and that they have 
>    the right to submit the code (they wrote it, it is not
>    patented, have permission from their employer, etc).

Regarding the "not patented" bit, I hope that they are only asking for
a declaration that the author isn't aware of any applicable patents,
not indemnity against "accidental" infringment.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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