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Emacs CLA requirement

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Emacs CLA requirement
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 15:23:10 +0200

Originally my plan was to be more flexible in cases I encountered where
owners were positively indeterminate or uncontactable.  There are also
cases where you cannot get the author to assign papers.  This will became
the norm in forty years time.

Naturally, what we strive for is a time where there are no owners and
licenses and copyright becomes irrelevant and quite unnecessary in the
new legal framework.

----- Christopher Dimech
Administrator General - Naiad Informatics - Gnu Project

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Stallman.  Times of great crisis are also times of great
opportunity.  I call upon you to make this struggle yours as well !

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> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 12:55 AM
> From: "Philip Kaludercic" <philipk@posteo.net>
> To: "Andrei Kuznetsov" <r12451428287@163.com>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Subject: Re: Emacs CLA requirement
> Andrei Kuznetsov <r12451428287@163.com> writes:
> > Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net> writes:
> >
> >> But isn't the issue, that previous releases have still been released
> >> under the old GPL version? Apple continues distributing GPLv2 software
> >> even though the newer versions have had their versions updated.
> >
> > That's true, but I don't understand how it would be any better if the
> > FSF cannot relicense Emacs at all (which is likely to be the case if
> > Emacs drops the CLA requirement)
> You're right, it wouldn't be better but I don't see how it would be
> worse either. My point was that this is just not a particularly
> convincing argument.
> --
>       Philip K.

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