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Re: Drop the Copyright Assignment requirement for Emacs

From: Fu Yuan
Subject: Re: Drop the Copyright Assignment requirement for Emacs
Date: Sat, 9 May 2020 10:56:32 -0400

As Eli said, signing the assignment doesn’t say anything about your stance 
legally. How do you interpret it personally is your freedom. But does buying 
proprietary software indicate your support of it? I doubt it. Likewise 
submitting patches shouldn’t be interpreted as a personal stance supporting 
either FSF or free software.

Sincerely, Yuan

> 在 2020年5月9日,上午10:36,조성빈 <address@hidden> 写道:
>> 2020. 5. 9. 오후 10:52, João Távora <address@hidden> 작성:
>> On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 2:35 PM Alfred M. Szmidt <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> Finally, above practical aspects, assigning copyright is declaring
>>>> support for an idea larger than the FSF itself.  It's a political
>>>> declaration.
>>>  Could someone officially confirm or deny the above paragraph?
>>> It is very much false.  By assigning your copyright to the FSF you do
>>> just that and nothing else, it says nothing about what values you hold
>>> or wish to endorse.
>> I don't resist asking: does relinquishing copyright of a work to
>> the "Free Software Foundation" a "nonprofit with a worldwide
>> mission to promote computer user freedom" really say nothing
>> about what values one wishes to endorse?
> Well, to improve Emacs maybe? I have pretty strong (negative) arguments about 
> the FSF, but I found out I had to sign the papers so I signed it. I hope it 
> doesn’t get interpreted this way...
>> Maybe. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'm happy to clarify that it did, _for me_, and
>> that's how I meant it.  No idea why others did or didn't do that.
>> João Távora

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