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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Adding advisory notification for non-ELPA package.el downloads
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:20:51 +0300

> From: Paul Rankin <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> 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.

Maybe so, but then how about explaining what I missed?

>From my POV, you expressed a concern about giving up the rights for
your code, and I pointed out that by assigning you don't give up any
rights.  Given that Clément pointed out the "Author" and/or "Written
by" records in the sources, what other concerns remain?

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