Re: [dev] [PATCH] Add tab-completion file-name expansion.

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:49:58 +0200

On 7 July 2014 21:46, FRIGN <> wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:39:36 +0200
> Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
>> IMHO I only came across such legal terms in a contract proposal by
>> some US company, a couple of years ago.
>> Apart from US companies I can't confirm that such contracts are common
>> practice, particularly not under German law.
>> Source code that is pretty much unrelated to your typical day job that
>> is developed during non working hours, is typically not copyright of
>> your employer as long as this is not stated explicitely -- and I
>> wouldn't sign such a contract. Otherwise the tomatos that you harvest
>> in the summer in your garden might also become property of your
>> employer ;)
> That's exactly what I wanted to state. Nothing to add here.
> Only because America is a police state in regard to contracts, you
> can't apply those internal contracts to international copyright law. In
> case an employee wrongfully doesn't add his company's name to a
> license, it won't magically imply the company's copyright. What it
> would imply is the fact that the company has the right to file a
> lawsuit and tell the employee to add the company-name to the license.
> However, by that time, we would have reacted and removed all portions
> of the contributed code from the project, effectively removing all
> fangs a company can have on a source-code.
> Regarding corporate-licenses in general, I was a bit unclear about the
> terms: There's no issue with small firms or corporations contributing
> to the suckless-cause, but very much when it comes to big international
> ones like Google.
> In my opinion, Google is at the same level as Microsoft when it comes
> to software-freedom.

Well we might accept Google contributions (with Google Inc's copyright
notice) if the contributor proves the contribution with a written and
signed consent by some Google board member at the very least.
Otherwise it would always remain an individual contribution (I
wouldn't mind the email address though).

For smaller company-contributions things might be a lot easier of course ;)

Best regards,
Received on Mon Jul 07 2014 - 21:49:58 CEST

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