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bug#9423: lisp/server.el: Allow custom server-auth-key

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#9423: lisp/server.el: Allow custom server-auth-key
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:50:12 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.94 (gnu/linux)

>>>> As for legal stuff, the patch is (c) Google Inc. but since Google has
>>>> signed necessary agreement it should be no problem, right?
>> Anybody know?  I've always assumed that the FSF needs assignment from
>> the person who wrote the code, even if their employer claims to own the
>> code.  (That doesn't sound likely, now that I'm typing it...)
> I don't have any copyright over the code, so I'm not sure why I would have
> to assign the copyright to FSF if copyright holder already did that.

The FSF's copyright clerk confirmed that, as long as the copyright
belongs to Google, we're good to go.  So we can install your patch
right away.  Lars, can you take care of that?

> Then again, if required, I can do it.  Could anyone point me to
> necessary paperwork? CONTRIBUTE only says that “The process is
> straightforward -- contact us at address@hidden to obtain the
> relevant forms.” but gives no details.

That would be even better, since it's sometimes non-trivial to figure
out if your employer owns the copyright or if you do.
The process is as follows: fill the form below and email it as
instructed so the FSF can send you the necessary paperwork to sign.
Thank you for your contribution,


Please email the following information to address@hidden, and we
will send you the assignment form for your past and future changes.

Please use your full legal name (in ASCII characters) as the subject
line of the message.

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[Did you copy any files or text written by someone else in these changes?
Even if that material is free software, we need to know about it.]

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