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Re: Drop the Copyright Assignment requirement for Emacs

From: Philippe Vaucher
Subject: Re: Drop the Copyright Assignment requirement for Emacs
Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 07:28:30 +0200

>   > It was done with Adobe Sign,
> I am not familiar with that, but if it comes from Adobe, I expect
> it is a nonfree program.  Is that correct?
> Overall, I agree with Joao that the mechanics of signing is a
> secondary part of the issue.  But we have to apply our general
> moral principles there.
> We consider nonfree programs an injustice.
> We cannot suggest using one of them -- it would conflict
> with our principles.
> Maybe there is free software to do this job.
> Would you like to check and see?

Please, I'm not suggesting to use Adobe Sign. It looks like you missed
my original message:

>It was done with Adobe Sign, basically it displayed a PDF to me in my
>browser and I could sign by writing on my keyboard (displayed using a
>"hand-written" font), draw with my mouse, or import an image of my
>signature (or even use my mobile device).

>I don't think we need that much options (just type on keyboard), but
>surely something similar is doable using only GNU tools no? If you can
>reduce the "print - sign - scan - email" cycle to "browse online and
>click" I suspect a lot more people would agree to bother with the
>copyright assignments.

Hope it clears up the confusion.


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