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Re: copyrights to be fixed

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: copyrights to be fixed
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 16:32:47 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     The files in etc/images are taken from GTK 2.x and Gnome 2.x, as
>     explained in the README file.  The Debian copyrights file said to
>     refer to the Changelogs for copyright information, so I did that.  The
>     result is
>     Copyright 2002 through 2006
>     Copyright owners (not FSF assigned as far as I can tell):
>       Tuomas Kuosmanen, Rodney Dawes, Jakub Steiner, Alexander Larsson,
>       Tor Lillqvist, Garrett LeSage, Dennis Cranston, Jody Goldberg, Luca
>       Ferretti, Mark Finlay, and Marco Pesenti Gritti
>     Released under the GNU General Public License, version 2.
> Is it really only version 2?

Not sure.  The .c and .h files in the same tarballs contain the string
"or (at your option) any later version".  But these comments
(obviously) do not appear in the image files themselves.

>  If so, we may have to replace them in
> order to move Emacs to GPL version 3.

If we wait long enough, we can move Emacs to GPL version 4.

> Can you tell me how to contact these people so I can ask them to
> relicense to GPL version 3 or later?

Tuomas Kuosmanen  <address@hidden>
Rodney Dawes  <address@hidden>
Jakub Steiner <address@hidden>
Alexander Larsson  <address@hidden>

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