Re: [dev] [vis][RFC][PATCH 1/2] Replace first '/' of substitute command with \0

From: Silvan Jegen <>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 17:12:25 +0200

On Wed, May 06, 2015 at 07:24:30AM -0700, Eric Pruitt wrote:
> On Wed, May 06, 2015 at 10:10:21AM +0200, Silvan Jegen wrote:
> > I do it to indicate that I agree with the licensing terms of the
> > existing code and to make explicit that I want to let you use this
> > code (that to my best knowledge is of my own devising, does not
> > infringe any patents yaddayaddayadda...). That is what the Linux
> > kernel people use this tag for[0].
> How does that indicate you agree with the terms? If you aren't GPG
> signing the commits, that message adds no additional insurance that you
> are actually the author of the commit; anyone can add that line to the
> patch if they so desire.

Sure, but why would they? To indicate that I contributed the code? Worst
case I can deny it and it would be a patt situation.

I'm not a lawyer (thank god) but it seems to me like the legal status
of email is a murky topic anyway. I don't assume that all email archives
used in court are without exception stemming from non-forgeable email
addresses for example (though I would certainly hope so)...

What I am doing with this tag is expressing my good intentions.

> > If you prefer me not to do it, I won't in the future.
> I don't even have commit privileges to any of the suckless repositories,
> so it's not up to me.

This was more directed at the people on the list in general.

I don't feel strongly either way (especially since I am located in Europe
where software patents are not legally binding anyways AFAIK).


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