svn commit: r187580 - head/tools/sched

Robert Watson rwatson at
Thu Jan 22 15:03:16 PST 2009

On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, M. Warner Losh wrote:

> : FWIW, the one case where I don't really do that is when I worked on some code
> : on my own and hence hold the copyright for it, then did some work under a
> : contract for a customer on it such that they own the copyright on
> : enhancements, and then I do some further work on my own.  In that case, I'll
> : leave a discontinuity to reflect the fact that the copyright on changes made
> : in the gap were assigned elsewhere.  Not clear this is the right thing to do,
> : but I'm fairly sure at least some of my customers are more comfortable with
> : that as it leaves no confusion in the source as to which bits they
> : sponsored/own.
> True, but that's a fairly rare circumstance relative to the project as a 
> whole.

Possibly, but I also think that while most committers are quite careful about 
getting the permission of their employers to release code, many are less 
careful than they should be about attributing copyright to their employers as 
they may not understand the implications of work-for-hire.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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