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Re: Copyright/Distribution questions (Emacs/Orgmode)

From: W. Greenhouse
Subject: Re: Copyright/Distribution questions (Emacs/Orgmode)
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:09:29 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)

Bastien <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (W. Greenhouse)
> writes:
>> Because of the considerable lag involved in upstream versions of Org
>> being drawn down into the compilation known as GNU Emacs, Jambunathan
>> may well be right that two of his files have never been included in "GNU
>> Emacs."
> The two files are not "his".  ox-html.el is a rewrite of org-html.el,
> co-authored by Carsten and others.  Jambunathan is the original author
> of ox-odt.el (and of org-odt.el), but this file is also co-authored by
> another contributor and me.  
> Both files are published with the usual copyright mention:
> ;; Copyright (C) 2010-2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> Let's not be fooled by Jambunathan's habit of saying "my files",
> that's how we end up thinking there is a moral prejudice made to him,
> while he's trying to make a moral prejudice on those who contributed
> to org-html.el, ox-html.el, org-odt.el and ox-odt.el--and on those who
> plan to contribute on ox-html.el and ox-odt.el under the assumption
> that they are part of Org's core, which is part of GNU Emacs.
> Btw, thanks for the knowledge you share about copyright law, this is a
> useful read!

Yes, I thought it was the case that they were rewrites of the old
org-html.el which I still use on a fairly frequent basis. :)  Thanks for
clarifying/emphasizing this point.


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