[llvm-commits] CVS: llvm/docs/DeveloperPolicy.html

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Sun Feb 18 22:14:07 PST 2007

Changes in directory llvm/docs:

DeveloperPolicy.html updated: 1.26 -> 1.27
Log message:

add strong words about patents

Diffs of the changes:  (+14 -4)

 DeveloperPolicy.html |   18 ++++++++++++++----
 1 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

Index: llvm/docs/DeveloperPolicy.html
diff -u llvm/docs/DeveloperPolicy.html:1.26 llvm/docs/DeveloperPolicy.html:1.27
--- llvm/docs/DeveloperPolicy.html:1.26	Mon Feb 19 00:05:58 2007
+++ llvm/docs/DeveloperPolicy.html	Mon Feb 19 00:13:50 2007
@@ -442,9 +442,19 @@
 <div class="doc_subsection"><a name="patents">Patents</a></div>
 <div class="doc_text">
-<p>Contributions must not knowingly infringe on any patents. To the best of
-    our knowledge, LLVM is free of any existing patent violations and it is our
-    intent to keep it that way.</p>
+<p>To the best of our knowledge, LLVM does not infringe on any patents (we have
+   actually removed code from LLVM in the past that was found to infringe).
+   Having code in LLVM that infringes on patents would violate the one of the
+   goals of the project by making it hard or impossible to reuse the code for
+   arbitrary purposes.</p>
+<p>When contributing code, we expect contributors to notify us of any potential
+   for patent-related trouble with their changes.  If you own the rights to a
+   patent and would like to contribute code to LLVM that relies on it, we
+   require that you sign an agreement that allows any other user of LLVM to
+   freely use your patent.  Please contact the <a 
+   href="mailto:llvm-oversight at cs.uiuc.edu">oversight group</a> for more
+   details.</p>
@@ -468,7 +478,7 @@
   Written by: the 
   <a href="mailto:llvm-oversight at cs.uiuc.edu">LLVM Oversight Group</a><br>
   <a href="http://llvm.org">The LLVM Compiler Infrastructure</a><br>
-  Last modified: $Date: 2007/02/19 06:05:58 $
+  Last modified: $Date: 2007/02/19 06:13:50 $

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