Commit 50e5ebca authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris

* etc/CONTRIBUTE: Expand a bit on copyright assignments.

parent c04627ac
Copyright (C) 2006-2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Copyright (C) 2006-2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
See end for license conditions.
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* Copyright Assignment
We can accept small changes (roughly, fewer than 15 lines) without
legal papers. Anything more substantial requires a copyright
disclaimer or assignment (the latter is preferred, especially for
larger changes). Both of these involved filling out a short form and
filing it with the FSF. The process is straightforward -- contact us
at emacs-devel@gnu.org to obtain the relevant forms.
The FSF (Free Software Foundation) is the copyright holder for GNU Emacs.
The FSF is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer
user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users.
For general information, see the website http://www.fsf.org/ .
Generally speaking, for non-trivial contributions to GNU Emacs we
require that the copyright be assigned to the FSF. For the reasons
behind this, see: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-assign.html .
Copyright assignment is a simple process. If you live in the US, you
can do it entirely electronically. We can help you get started, and
answer any questions you may have (or point you to the people with the
answers), at the emacs-devel@gnu.org mailing list.
A copyright disclaimer is also a possibility, but we prefer an assignment.
We can accept small changes (roughly, fewer than 15 lines) without
an assignment. This is a cumulative limit (e.g. three separate 5 line
patches) over all your contributions.
* Getting the Source Code
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2012-04-20 Glenn Morris <rgm@gnu.org>
* CONTRIBUTE: Expand a bit on copyright assignments.
* MORE.STUFF: General update. Mention list-packages.
Remove many old/outdated URLs.
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