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Re: Permission to use portions of the recent GNU Emacs Manual

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Permission to use portions of the recent GNU Emacs Manual
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 08:32:48 +0900

> Otherwise
you give the impression of actively hindering the XEmacs project.

Please, keep the tinfoil hats in the closet.

This state of affairs is no doubt annoying to xemacs, but there'sno
reason to believe that this was intentional.  Richard is pretty
consistent on this -- e.g., Debian, which is as good a friend as the
FSF has, is also annoyed by this issue.

Xemacs is certainly not without options, even if they want to use the
FSF text and Richard doesn't budge; for instance:

  (1) Xemacs could use this opportunity to try to get its records in order
      and try to identify what parts of its manual are problematic etc.

  (2) Richard mentioned that the what he object to is blanket changes.
      Perhaps there could be a mechanism by which xemacs requests license
      flexibility for each bit of the manual text it wants to use; if the FSF
      gave timely responses to such request, it might be only a minor
      inconvenience.  [I have no idea what exactly is acceptable to the FSF
      but ...]


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