[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Adding BBDB 3 core to Emacs

From: Roland Winkler
Subject: Re: Adding BBDB 3 core to Emacs
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:03:34 -0600

On Mon Nov 23 2015 Richard Stallman wrote:
>   > The file bbdb-snarf.el says GPL 1.
> Can you arrange to completely discard that?

The new BBDB also has a file bbdb-snarf.el which is a complete
rewrite of the old file, where only the general concept of "snarfing
records into BBDB" survived.

This snarfing can be a neat thing, but it is certainly an add-on to
the BBDB core.  So to avoid whatever problems, it can remain with
other add-ons at savannah.nongnu.org without affecting BBDB core

Actually, the file says:

;;; Copyright (C) 1997 by John Heidemann <address@hidden>.
;;; $Id: bbdb-snarf.el,v 1.44 2006/05/26 21:20:07 fenk Exp $
;;; This file is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
;;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published
;;; by the Free Software Foundation version 1.

John Heidemann has an FSF copyright assignment on file and I can
check with him about bbdb-snarf.el.  The above email address appears
to be up-to-date.  What kind of document would the FSF need from
him for this file?

The subsequent maintainer of the old bbdb-snarf.el, Robert
Widhopf-Fenk, assigned "past and future changes" to the FSF.  Is
this sufficient?  I could also try to contact him, though I have
found him difficult to reach.

Would this be sufficient for "Copyright by the FSF"?



reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]