Fri Jun 7 10:47:00 GMT 2002
This may shed some light as well. No guarantees as to the veracity. Saw it
on slashdot a while back.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 1:40 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: sem_getvalue patch
> On Fri, Jun 07, 2002 at 01:22:17PM -0400, Robb, Sam wrote:
> >> Btw, if you don't already have a form on file, we'll need an
> >> assignment form for this patch. See
> http://cygwin.com/contrib.html .
> >No, I don't have one on file... I'll see about getting one to
> >you soon.
> >On a related note: under what circumstances does RedHat generally
> >want/need an employer disclaimer for Cygwin contributions?
> If you are employed as a programmer, most companies have you sign some
> kind of form saying that your work belongs to them. If the form can,
> in any way, be construed as covering cygwin patches then your employer
> needs to be involved.
> Or, to put it another way, if you sign a form, indicating that you own
> the rights to your changes, and your employer disagrees and
> comes after
> Red Hat for the changes, guess who's going to be in hot water?
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