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Re: [ELPA] Package proposal: EBDB

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: [ELPA] Package proposal: EBDB
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2017 20:12:51 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

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>   > Perhaps apropos of the recent copyright discussions: there's a fair
>   > bit of BBDB code still in there. I haven't gone through and measured,
>   > but my top-of-the-head guess is around 15-20%. I've noted this fact in
>   > the comments sections of the files, including the names of original
>   > authors where applicable.
> Alas, this does raise a copyright issue.  To include this in Emacs, we
> need to get legal papers from all the contributors of code that is
> still in your version (including you).  With the exception of anyone
> whose contributions to Emacs (including this package) will be minimal
> (under 10 lines or so).

Okay, I guess that's not a surprise. I'll figure out which code was
likely written by whom, and come up with a list of names. If I raise
them here, can someone help me check if they've got assignment?

As Eli mentions, I bet many of them (including myself) have already
signed the papers.


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