The increased path length changes

Robert Collins
Sat Nov 15 20:36:00 GMT 2003

On Sun, 2003-11-16 at 04:04, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> Btw, I am wondering a few things about these patches.
> 1) Does Ron Parker have an assignment on file with Red Hat?  I can't
> find one, if so.  This will be a requirement if the patches are
> accepted.  The mechanical change that was just checked in is ok but
> any more substantial changes will need an assignment.

Here is a fragment of our discussion (in the list which happens to need
such long path support) about cygwin & assignments:

In the second Ron claims said assignment is in place...

> 2) Why is one of the files you're submitting copyrighted to Robert Collins
> and Ron Parker?  What's up with that?  Technically, I suppose I shouldn't
> even be looking at the file.  I guess it's lucky that I only had time
> to look at the copyright statement.

It's copyright both because both of us have written substantial parts of
it. Ron got the ball rolling and I started sheparding it through: adding
the needed things such as inlining, the factored IOThunkState conversion
and the like. I'm out of the habit of creating new cygwin files though,
and very much in the habit of working on unassigned GPL code where you
simply add new copyrights once you make substantial changes..... it's
coming back to me as I type:
 that file should be (c) RedHat, 'Written by Ron & Rob' - right?

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