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Re: legal status of progmodes/sym-comp.el

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: legal status of progmodes/sym-comp.el
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 15:26:20 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.91 (gnu/linux)

Dave Love <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Dave Love's latest version of python.el requires his sym-comp library.
>>> This is now installed as lisp/progmodes/sym-comp.el.
>>> It is "Copyright (C) 2004  Dave Love".
> That's obviously an error -- since it contains code from lisp.el --
> probably due to Emacs regressions breaking my context-dependent
> settings, which I didn't spot in that case.  I'll fix the notice when I
> get a chance.
> Obviously it was meant to be in Emacs.  It would have been, with other
> abstractions, if I'd got round to it when I was a maintainer.  However
> it was rejected previously and expurgated from python.el.  There's no
> point in using it just for Python.
>>> I mean, I have a blanket past and future Emacs copyright assignment,
>>> but that doesn't mean you can take any elisp code I happen to put on a
>>> website and make it copyright FSF - only those things I explicitly
>>> contribute.
> Indeed, in general, but that was a mistake.  You can use the sym-comp
> code if it's now acceptable for some reason.

Okay.  Thanks for the clarification!

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