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Re: The copyright issue

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: The copyright issue
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 14:51:03 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Randal L. Schwartz) writes:

>>>>>> "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.

Even that is not quite the case.  Almost none of the Aquamacs changes
have even been proposed for inclusion here.  Some might be acceptable,
but we'll never know as long as there's no desire to merge them...

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