|Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister|
Re: What if it were you instead of Linus?by PodMaster (Abbot)
|on Mar 11, 2004 at 09:28 UTC||Need Help??|
Hmmm, that's a pickle, and quite frankly, I've never thought about it
(my employer does not own me, and I don't sign nothing).
A lot of patches I submit are very minimal and I can't imagine any IP issues arising. A typical example is rt.cpan.org: Bug #5614 unresolved external symbol _get_elapsed.
For my modules, I like all bug reports/suggestions/etc to be submitted via RT.cpan.org, so much for documentation I guess.
All the bug reports and patches I've gotten so far have basically been a courteous "you've missed a spot here/there", not amounting to much more than someone pointing out a typo (which I do credit the author for in a Changes file).
Do you really need permission from the person who owns you to point out a typo?
Does IBM have any guidelines?