Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Aug 17 11:49:47 EDT 2007
SL Baur writes:
> Our core source code is derived from Lucid Emacs which predated GPL
> v2. I don't think it's legally clear to anyone (beyond the fact
> that we're 100% GPL) what version of the GPL we are.
Well, I won't impose my view on anybody else, but I've synched GPLv2
code into XEmacs, so IMHO our immune system is v2 at best.
If you want GPLv1 code, of course you can dig into our archives and
get it from there. But code released as "v2 or later" is indeed not
> Martin changed a lot of the files you're looking at without
> permission of the authors, so ask him if it was legal.
If it's from "v1 or later" to "v2 or later", he indeed did have the
permission of the authors IMHO. If it's Weenie code, of course Bob is
sufficiently a dick to have changed back to "v1 or not at all" in some
cases (but I don't think any of that is in XEmacs proper). I can't
imagine anybody else lacks so much clue, though.
> Just part of the reason Stallman has waged war on us.
Unlikely. I have my differences with Stallman, but this is not the
kind of thing he gets peeved about.
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