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Sat, 25 Aug 2007 23:53:45 +0200
I just discovered that the etags.c included with Emacs 22 is now
dual-licenced BSD/GPL, while up to Emacs 21.4 it was GPL only.
As a consequence, this would mean that Gentoo has to mark its Emacs
packages with "GPL-3 FDL-1.2 BSD" as licence info.
Some quick web search reveals that the ctags source was posted at
least two times to net.sources and mod.sources in 1984/85, without any
copyright statement. (This version clearly shows similarities to the
etc/etags.c included in Emacs 16.56.)
I also found a posting by Ken Arnold from 1985 that states "The source
to ctags is public domain":
So I wonder if the BSD licensing for etags is correct?
- etags licence?,
Ulrich Mueller <=