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ps-print-buffer produces GPLed output


From: Andre L.
Subject: ps-print-buffer produces GPLed output
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 09:48:12 -0700 (PDT)

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In GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-debian-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2002-03-22 on raven, modified by Debian
configured using `configure  i386-debian-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr
--sharedstatedir=/var/lib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --localstatedir=/var/lib
--infodir=/usr/share/info --mandir=/usr/share/man --with-pop=yes --with-x=yes
--with-x-toolkit=athena --without-gif'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: C
  locale-coding-system: nil
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

The ps-print-buffer function includes a copy of the ps-print prologue
in the Postscript code it produces.  Because the prologue is covered
by the GPL, so is the resulting Postscript file, which contains a GPL
copyright message.  If bit-horders distribute this Postscript file
they grant readers more rights than intended.  (The usual rule is that
editing a file with Emacs does not change the licensing of that file.
This appears to be an exception to that rule.  Disclaimer: I'm not a
lawyer and may be misunderstanding how copyright law applies here.)

Recent input:
<mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> 
<mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> 
<mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> 
<mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> 
<mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> 
<mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> 
<mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> 
<mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> 
<mouse-movement> <mouse-movement> <double-drag-mouse-1> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <down-mouse-1> <mouse-1> C-a 
C-SPC <escape> C-g C-SPC <escape> > M-w <help-echo> 
C-x b <return> C-p C-e C-j C-p C-p C-e C-p C-e C-j 
C-d C-e C-n C-a C-k C-p C-e C-j C-x C-f / t m p / f 
o o . p s <return> <next> <prior> <next> <next> <next> 
<next> <next> <next> <next> <prior> <prior> <prior> 
<prior> <prior> <prior> <prior> <prior> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<menu-bar> <help-menu> <report-emacs-bug>

Recent messages:
Mark set [2 times]
Undo!
Mark set [3 times]
Saved text from "This bug report will be sent to the Free"
Formatting...done
Saving...
Wrote /tmp/foo.ps [2 times]
Formatting...done
Saving...
Wrote /tmp/foo.ps [2 times]
call-interactively: Beginning of buffer

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