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Re: VM and the FSF


From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: VM and the FSF
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 14:21:41 -0400

%% Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

  rs> Our lawyer said we should make exceptions only when absolutely
  rs> necessary.  We made one exception in Emacs: the MULE code.  This
  rs> code was very important, and the copyright holder (an arm of the
  rs> Japanese government) was legally prohibited from assigning
  rs> copyright.

I was not referring to code when discussing exceptions, but rather .el
files contained in the Emacs base distribution.

  rs> That is the only exception we have made in the code of Emacs.  If
  rs> other parts of Emacs 20.5 seem to be not copyright FSF, then we
  rs> must have made some kind of mistake.  There are various possible
  rs> kinds of mistakes it could be.  Could you possibly send a bug
  rs> report naming the problem files?

I don't have 20.5 anymore, but I'll go back through my mail archives and
see if I can find the examples I quoted when this came up before; it was
over a year ago, I know.

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