[asterisk-dev] COMPILE ERROR - branch 1.2 r9861 - /branches/1.2/asterisk.c

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at digium.com
Tue Feb 14 08:19:58 MST 2006

Armin Schindler wrote:

> When using setuid() or similar functions, the dumpable flag for the process 
> is deleted. With prctl(PR_SET_DUMPABLE,...) this flag is set again to create 
> core dumps again.
> I added this to openpbx just yesterday. I'm wondering if putting this into
> asterisk may be against Digiums rules, because it is GPL without signed 
> disclaimer?

That's a tough call. Even if this block of code was not disclaimed, it
is such a small and simple change that likely copyright does not attach
to it. In addition, if anyone else was tasked with fixing this bug, they
likely would have created identical (or nearly so) code, so it would be
difficult to claim that there is copyrightable property here.

With that said... this should not have been merged without a disclaimer,
just on principle alone. I have told everyone that simple fixes (one
liners, typos, just moving code from one place to another etc.) are OK
to accept without a disclaimer, but this clearly does not fall into that

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