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Re: Soroban package I've written for Emacs

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Soroban package I've written for Emacs
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:12:17 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Ryan,

> I would like to contribute this package to the GNU ELPA repository.
> I understand that this means it will be released under the GPL and welcome
> further hacking and modification of this program by others.

Inclusion in GNU ELPA has 2 aspects:
- legal: we follow the same copyright policy as for Emacs, so as to make
  it easy to move code between two.  So we'd need all non-trivial
  contributors to sign some paperwork.
  IIUC in this case we just need your paperwork.
- technical (it seems you know that already, but just in case):
  the GNU ELPA archive is built from the `elpa.git' repository which
  hosts all the source code of all the packages, and where we may
  occasionally install patches.  We generally encourage maintainers to
  use this repository as the main development repository, so as to avoid
  the need to keep 2 repositories in sync.  If the maintainer elects to
  keep the main development elsewhere, he's expected to keep the
  elpa.git version uptodate.

So if you agree, then please fill the form below and email it to the FSF as
instructed so they can send you the appropriate paperwork to sign.

Thank for your contributions to Emacs,


Please email the following information to address@hidden, and we
will send you the assignment form for your past and future changes.

Please use your full legal name (in ASCII characters) as the subject
line of the message.

[What is the name of the program or package you're contributing to?]

[Did you copy any files or text written by someone else in these changes?
Even if that material is free software, we need to know about it.]

[Do you have an employer who might have a basis to claim to own
your changes?  Do you attend a school which might make such a claim?]

[For the copyright registration, what country are you a citizen of?]

[What year were you born?]

[Please write your email address here.]

[Please write your postal address here.]

[Which files have you changed so far, and which new files have you written
so far?]

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