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Re: The copyright issue

From: Randal L. Schwartz
Subject: Re: The copyright issue
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 09:23:15 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (berkeley-unix)

>>>>> "Uday" == Uday S Reddy <address@hidden> writes:

Uday> Stephen J. Turnbull writes:
>> BTW, you forgot David Reitter, who must fork because Aquamacs is
>> dedicated to implementing features that make his proprietary platform
>> (the Mac) more attractive for users than free platforms -- and such
>> features are not allowed as a matter of Emacs policy.

Uday> Can't we find a way out of this dilemma?

You're confusing the license with the *policy*.  It's not the GPL that
prevents Aquamacs features from being folded in.  It's the Emacs project
leads in particular, setting and enforcing policy.

I'm not taking a side on this debate, but I did want to clarify the
realms properly.

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