Werner Koch <wk(_at_)gnupg(_dot_)org> writes:
On 17 Oct 2001 10:05:47 +0200, Florian Weimer said:
(That's not Werner's fault, the FSF is not interested in contributions
from the University of Stuttgart in general.)
That is a bit too simplistic view.
It's the view most favorable for the FSF. ;-)
The contributions which had already been written were relatively minor
(a fraction of a man month, I think, at least if you exclude the
problem isolation phase and all the testing), so they weren't worth
the extra trouble an individual assignment contract would involve. Of
course, this has stifled further development, but the FSF should not
be surprised by this.
For reasons German lawyers - specialized on Free Software issues -
can't agree with, that university does not want to sign such papers.
However, the FSF still has to tell the university the result of their
(We should take this to private mail, I think.)
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