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Re: beamer, pdflatex and auctex

From: Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: beamer, pdflatex and auctex
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:55:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

>> Furthermore I'm interested whether the guys in the snippet below
>> have signed legal papers for the FSF (as is claimed in a certain
>> lisp file), I'm using and reworking their code.  Do you know how I
>> could get this piece of information in an unbureaucratic way?
>> ;; This file containes code from ansys-mod.el.
>> ;; Copyright (C) 1997 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>> ;; Author: Tim Read <address@hidden> (Author does not respond)
>> ;; Author: Geoff Foster <address@hidden> (Address unreachable,
>> ;;   Dieter Wilhelm 2006-03-08)
> I don't see an assignment from either person in the copyright
> assignment file accessible by GNU maintainers.

Gosh, you never sleep, do you?

> Where did you get the claim?

There is an Emacs mode out there for the Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
program Ansys, the file is  called ansys-mode.el and there it's

;;; Copyright (C) 1997 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

;; Author: Tim Read <address@hidden>
;; Author: Geoff Foster <address@hidden>
;; Maintainer: Tim Read <address@hidden>

So it looks to me that they at least intended to give the copyright to
the FSF. 

    Best wishes

    H. Dieter Wilhelm
    Darmstadt, Germany

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