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Re: The copyright issue

From: rogers-emacs
Subject: Re: The copyright issue
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 15:09:03 -0400

   From: Uday S Reddy <address@hidden>
   Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 17:39:29 +0100

   . . . The intent of my statement was:

   Anybody can use the FSF codebase to develop their variants, but Gnu
   Emacs can't use their enhancements to enrich itself unless they
   assign the copyright to FSF.

   Having titled my post "the copyright issue" I forgot to mention
   copyright again.

   . . .

   In all cases, it is the free software that I am talking about.  It
   seems odd to me that Gnu and FSF do not simply embrace all forms of
   free software.

The copyright issue is not about freedom, but about control.  The FSF
has sensibly decided not to accept contributions it does not own, lest
the owner attempt to revoke permission to use them at a later date.

                                        -- Bob Rogers

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