In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Dominic Sweetman
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> Joe Buck (Joe.Buck@synopsys.com) writes:
> > Dominic wrote:
> > > > We do publish our sources on our web server. Not only are they
> > > > GPL but we have a copyright assignment to the FSF in place
> > > > (which I know was sent to Jim Wilson of Cygnus, albeit in
> > > > 1993...)
> > Eric Christopher wrote:
> > > It's great that your changes do get out in one form or
> > > another. I'm personally uncertain as to the nature of copyright
> > > and how it would affect if I looked at your code and put it into
> > > the mainline sources - so I haven't :)
> > Whose name and what company name would be on the copyright assignment?
> > We can check with the FSF list to see if it's on file. Meanwhile it
> > should not go in.
> I signed the assignment/waiver. The companies involved are
> Algorithmics Ltd and DFS3 Ltd. It was faxed to Jim Wilson (then at
> Cygnus) in October 1993 in the form recommended at that time. Here's
> a PDF. Note the 'company stationery' has changed since 1993...
What's important here is the assignment that is on file with the FSF. That's
what needs to be checked.