Unicode in filenames support? (FAQ update needed)
Thu Jun 9 22:06:00 GMT 2005
On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 05:24:57PM -0400, Williams, Gerald S (Jerry) wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> But releasing something to the public domain doesn't help
>> Cygwin. [...] The problem is that you still have to verify
>> that the sources are truly public domain and how do you do
>> that without getting a disclaimer from a person's employer?
>> I truly hate all of this assignment stuff that is required for
>> contributions to FSF programs and Cygwin. I think it's time
>> for someone to come up with an online way to do this.
>My employer authorized the release into the public domain, making the
>code explicitly not protected by copyright. The lawyer-types don't
>trust the assignments though, so online forms therefore wouldn't help
>anyway. If a disclaimer is all that you want, I'm sure you/I can get
>it. In fact, as long as they know about the uncopyrighted code and
>don't do anything about it, they've given up rights to it.
And you prove that they don't know anything about it by...?
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