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Re: Bad choice of license in BzrForEmacsDevs

From: Jonas Bernoulli
Subject: Re: Bad choice of license in BzrForEmacsDevs
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 16:47:36 +0100

On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 07:23, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
>    There might be some, but if they rely on Emacs-23 features, such a license
>    would be illegal, AFAIK.
> That would indeed be a bad problem.  And if they don't use Emacs-23 features
> and the result is that they are licensed incompatibly with it, that would
> also be a bad problem.
> I will write to Schroeder presently.

>From http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ElispArea#toc9:

> Conventions
> The wiki is for free software only. Please make sure your files contain an 
> appropriate blurb that says so. Code snippets are covered by the license in 
> the footer of every page.
> Please describe the EmacsLisp libraries you add to the Wiki. CreateNewPages 
> to do that, or add the descriptions to existing pages.

The most important part to notice is that only documentation is
licensed under the GPL2+ while libraries are licensed under whatever
free license is specified in the library itself.

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