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Re: Adding advisory notification for non-ELPA package.el downloads

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: Adding advisory notification for non-ELPA package.el downloads
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:49:21 +0900

> On Jul 20, 2017, at 22:42, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> From: Paul Rankin <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:29:28 +1000
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> All of this is based on the assumption that people *want* to assign
>> their copyright to FSF. This is not the case. I develop a couple of
>> packages and I would never assign my copyright. Copyright isn't just
>> some legal nuisance, to many people it's something pretty sacred. It's a
>> stamp that says "I made this, I contributed this to the world." The
>> notion that I should be "reminded" or "educated" that in developing
>> Emacs packages that my goal should be to assign my copyright to FSF is
>> beyond insulting.
> I think you might misunderstand the nature and the essence of the
> copyright assignment: it doesn't in any way diminish the author's
> rights on his/her code.  Here's a direct citation from
> https://www.fsf.org/bulletin/2014/spring/copyright-assignment-at-the-fsf

Maybe such explanations should be made more visible on the FSF page.


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