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Re: NaCl support for Emacs

From: Harald Hanche-Olsen
Subject: Re: NaCl support for Emacs
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:49:10 +0100 (CET)

["Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> (2012-01-11 12:26:22 UTC)]

> Not if it really is.  I'm just saying that Bernstein's licensing and
> distribution practices for much of his software, if applied here,
> would be problematic, and it deserves checking before doing too much
> work on adding support for it to Emacs.

That used to be true, several years ago. But in late 2007, he
announced that he was changing that, and all his software – past and
future – would be in the public domain [1]. (It may be that some old
distributions of his still have the old license files, though.)

[1] http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3147768955127254412&hl=en

As far as I know the term "public domain", there is really only one
kind, so you cannot attach license conditions to something in the
public domain. That would be a contradiction in terms, like hair on a
bald head. (In some jurisdictions, such as Norway, there are moral
rights attached to a work that cannot be given away, such as the right
to be identified as the author of the work. But that is another

- Harald

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