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Xrefactory violates Emacs license?

From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard
Subject: Xrefactory violates Emacs license?
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 13:29:06 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)


I just became aware of this product:

It seems to consist of some external process written in C that
communicates over a file descriptor with a user interface written in
Emacs Lisp.  The Emacs Lisp user interface is not merely some additional
interface to an existing program; rather, it is the only interface to
the program, and the program was designed specifically for this Emacs

The product is sold under a proprietary license and the (non-elisp)
source code is not provided.  I apologize if the FSF is already aware of
this product.  If not, I figured I'd send a message to the list, since
it seems that this product may potentially constitute a license

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard

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