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Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 23:21:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Nick Roberts <address@hidden> writes:

>  > > Being part of the GNU Project is not an arbitrary label.
>  > 
>  > It is not a label given for technical excellence.  And as far as I am
>  > able to see, the promotion to "GNU software" is not the result of a
>  > competition for that title, but is granted when certain criteria are met
>  > and an application is made.
> I have presumed that it requires assigning all copyright to the FSF
> which means that projects which have no record of authorship cannot
> become GNU projects.

Emacs does not have all copyright assigned to the FSF (for example, the
MULE subsystem is copyrighted by the Japanese Government or something
like that).  So the assignment in toto is not an absolutely rigid and
exceptionless rule.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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