Linux and Authority To Contribute

Rob Myers robmyers at
Tue May 25 11:10:23 EDT 2004

On Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at 04:07PM, Greg London <email at> wrote:

>A simple "sign off" document won't help against
>SCO-like suits because it doesn't associate the
>contributer's name with the code.

>From reading around this, associating the contributor's name with the code is the whole idea. At the moment, Linus Torvalds just sees the final check-in, which may have come through several people. This associates the name back to whoever is *claiming* they wrote the code. Not as good as the FSFs filed paperwork, but better than the current email fog.

- Rob.

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