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

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
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 21:52:51 +0900

> On Apr 26, 2020, at 21:17, Stephen Berman <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Apr 2020 20:57:17 +0900 Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden> 
> wrote:
>>> 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.

Thank you for the reminder !!! Last time I had formal English teaching was 35 
years ago... :(

Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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