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Re: Why are so many great packages not trying to get included in GNU Ema

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: Re: Why are so many great packages not trying to get included in GNU Emacs? WAS: Re: Making Emacs more friendly to newcomers
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2020 14:17:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, 26 Apr 2020 20:57:17 +0900 Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden> 

>> On Apr 26, 2020, at 0:31, Stefan Kangas <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Stefan Kangas <address@hidden> writes:
>>> - An unwillingness to assign copyright to the FSF, seemingly often more due 
>>> to
>>>  inertia than any principled opposition.
>> Here's a first proposal to improve the situation: including the "Why
>> Assign?" text in the manual.  Yes, the manual will be longer, but if
>> even one more person will read and understand the reasons behind the
>> FSF's insistence on assignments, I think it will be worth it.  Please
>> see the attached.
>> Best regards,
>> Stefan Kangas
>> <copyright.diff>
> "each author ... provide+s" ?

In this context ("FSF requires that each author of code incorporated in
FSF projects provide a copyright assignment") "provide" is correct (here
corresponding to the subjunctive in French), especially in formal
registers of English, though many people don't use this in everyday
speaking or writing.

Steve Berman

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