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

From: Paul Rankin
Subject: Re: Adding advisory notification for non-ELPA package.el downloads
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:01:48 +1000

On Thu, 20 Jul 2017, at 11:42 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 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
>   Sometimes contributors are concerned about giving up rights to their
>   work. As the assignment is a gift to the free software community,
>   they don't want it to come at the expense of having flexibility in
>   the use of their own code. Thus, we grant back to contributors a
>   license to use their work as they see fit. This means they are free
>   to modify, share, and sublicense their own work under terms of their
>   choice. This enables contributors to redistribute their work under
>   another free software license. While this technically also permits
>   distributing their work under a proprietary license, we hope they
>   won't.
> I can confirm that every one of my assignments I got back signed by
> the FSF includes a specific clause about the above rights granted back
> to me.

Eli you've missed the point completely.

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