[cfe-dev] Status of SEH?

"C. Bergström" cbergstrom at pathscale.com
Thu Jan 30 14:13:22 PST 2014

On 01/31/14 04:57 AM, Alp Toker wrote:
> On 30/01/2014 21:40, C. Bergström wrote:
>> Bringing it up in the appropriate media and forum is the key here. 
>> Chandler is correct we don't want any legal discussions here. It will 
>> at best only bring out trolls and armchair lawyers‎. Maybe the policy 
>> could be revised to have legal inquiries directed somewhere
> Yeah. Until we have an opt-in forum for such topics, the mailing list 
> remains the only visible forum for contributors. This isn't great, but 
> it's a reality and puts everyone in an uncomfortable situation.
> If we don't want to receive such notifications, the only way to 
> achieve that is a change to the policy to invert the meaning:
>     "we expect contributors *[not]* to notify us of any potential for
>     patent-related trouble with their changes (including from third
>     parties)"
Here's my cut at this

"we expect contributors to [not] discuss potential IP (intellectual 
property) issues on public mailing lists and to seek their own legal 
advice. Nobody on any of the user or developer mailing lists can provide 
legal council and any notices should be directed to the appropriate 
legal contact. In the event of a patch or existing code contribution 
which needs additional legal review please first send an email to 
-------------- at ---------.--- before disclosing the issue publicly."

I suspect LLVM has representation and like most serious projects maybe 
an email alias should be setup. Sorry I can't think of a better way to 
dodge this bullet...

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