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Re: maintain flymake.el

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: maintain flymake.el
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:28:48 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:57:27 +0100 Sebastian Wiesner <address@hidden> wrote: 

SW> 2013/12/16 Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>:

>> We can't put Flycheck in Emacs as it stands, too many contributors
>> without copyright assignments.  If precedent holds, I would expect the
>> Emacs project to continue endorsing Flymake despite its shortcomings
>> because of the licensing.  Would you consider doing the necessary work
>> to make Flycheck part of Emacs?

SW> I was afraid that you would ask this, and I am sorry to say that I
SW> won't.  I do not intend to contribute to Emacs, and am not willing to
SW> sign a copyright assignment.

That's fine, and one of the reasons I suggested unifying the
configurations so it wouldn't be such a hard either-or choice as it is
now.  Perhaps Leo will be interested in adding a compatibility layer
from the Flymake side, or implementing some of the missing features.


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