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Re: Copyright assignments in Gnu Elpa (was: use-package.el -> Emacs core

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Copyright assignments in Gnu Elpa (was: use-package.el -> Emacs core)
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:31:53 -0500

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  > I've never thought about it, but AFAIU all contributors for all external
  > packages in Gnu Elpa need copyright assignments - right?

All those who make nontrivial contributions of code need to have their
work assigned to the FSF, or else disclaimed.

They can do these by signing individual papers, or they may be
covered by employer's papers.

Dr Richard Stallman
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