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Re: The copyright issue

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: The copyright issue
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:11:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Anybody, including a private corporation, can use the FSF codebase to
> develop their variants, but Gnu Emacs can't use their enhancements to
> enrich itself.

That is not inherently the case.  GNU Emacs (and many other of the GNU
projects that enforce the FSF copyright policy) does include
enhancements provided by private corporations.  The corporation simply
has to sign the necessary paperwork, which they usually do without much


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