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Re: Multi-tty branch status (Re: Reordering etc/NEWS)

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Multi-tty branch status (Re: Reordering etc/NEWS)
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 09:58:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.98 (gnu/linux)

Kalle Olavi Niemitalo <address@hidden> writes:

> Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:
>> Karoly Lorentey wrote:
>>> Dan Nicolaescu, Han Boetes and Kalle Olavi Niemitalo helped by
>>> submitting short patches.
>> FYI, the last two don't have (relevant) assignments AFAICS, so they
>> would need to sign papers if they made non-trivial contributions.
> Grepping from my mail archive, my contributions seem to have been
> the following.
> 2005-08-10 bug report, no patch
> 2006-05-03 bug report, no patch
> 2006-05-22 bug report, no patch
> 2006-07-23 http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.multi-tty/607
>            patch changed all get_named_tty (NULL) calls to
>            get_named_tty ("/dev/tty").  May be trivial.  Applied in
>            address@hidden/emacs--multi-tty--0--patch-579.

It is a mechanical change without room for creative expression (which
is what copyright protects).  Should not require a copyright
assignment unless you wrote a particularly expressive ChangeLog entry.
But the latter can be replaced easily by a stock one.

> 2006-07-25 reference to the earlier patch
> 2006-11-25 bug report, no patch; this bug may still exist
> I am unwilling to assign copyright.

Which sounds a bit harsh.  However, if your above list is complete, it
would not seem to cause a problem in the current situation.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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