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Subject: Re: Othello : Legal issues
From: Nix (
Date: 2004-06-21

On Tue, 08 Jun 2004, BlueChip stated:
> On a more serious note. I have refused to include the name printed on
> my birth certificate in my source submissions. This is apparently
> unacceptable behviour for a Rockbox hacker so my code has been
> removed.

Peculiar. Even the GNU project doesn't go that far.

> This seems a reasonable fear in this day and age. So I agreed that I
> would lodge my real name with the core guys, so if the unlikely
> occurred there would be no legal backlash. This was not a suitable
> solution, and so we currently find ourselves with no appropriate
> compromise.

Odd; it's a suitable solution for the GNU folks and their legal counsel.
(Of course the `lodging' has to be in writing.)

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