GPLv2 and later release of my XEmacs contributions
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Nov 13 21:33:17 EST 2009
Jerry James writes:
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 2:09 PM, jan vroonhof
> <jan.vroonhof at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Note that I have authored far more of the XEmacs code base than this.
People keep saying that, as if we were trying to steal their credit.
I think we should make a point of saying that "foo.c contains no
permission notice, and we need to confirm the license on that file".
> > Note that the FSF has a general disclaimer from me on file for all my
> > Emacs and XEmacs contributions, so they can act on my behalf re
> > copyright of these.
> That's wonderful. Thank you very much.
Anybody who has assign.future on file is OK; the copyright clerk told
me a while back that the FSF has no problem relicensing any code to
GPLv2+, although I imagine that they would prefer GPLv3+.
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