[Ironruby-core] Contributor agreements are ready

John Lam (DLR) jflam at microsoft.com
Tue Sep 18 12:04:26 EDT 2007

> From: Eric Nicholson
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 2:17 PM
> To: ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
> Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] Contributor agreements are ready
> Great!  I can attest that it's pretty painless too.  Except that
> newborn clause... ;)

Wasn't that newborn clause printed with a white font??? :)

> Anyways, once that we've signed the agreement, how do we
> approach external but related code?  IronRuby is surrounded
> by directly & indirectly related open source projects
> (Matz's Ruby, jRuby, numerous libraries, etc).  Do we need
> to avoid all of that code entirely for risk of patent & copyright
> contamination?  Is it OK to peek at how they solved the same
> problems?  Can we use the same algorithms?

I think you should be fine looking at whatever code that you
feel like looking at, since you aren't a Microsoft employee :)
But just make sure that you have the rights to do copyright
assignment on your contributions.


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