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Re: Require "this program is free software .... " notice to be preserved

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Require "this program is free software .... " notice to be preserved on the splash screen
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2021 15:38:03 +0200

> Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2021 13:48:05 +0300
> From: Jean Louis <bugs@gnu.support>
> Cc: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> * James Lu <jamtlu@gmail.com> [2021-02-13 08:13]:
> > Some distributions of Emacs, such as Spacemacs, replace Emacs' splash
> > screen with one that heeds no mention to free software. (Spacemacs includes
> > a logo of Spacemacs, a bunch of menu items, and a changelog.)
> > 
> > In order to avoid another fiasco of the sort of the GNU/Linux controversy,
> > where a variant of GNU software was called something else and disassociated
> > from free software, I propose we exercise section 7.4 of GPLv3 to require
> > "require preservation of specified reasonable legal notices or author
> > attributions in that material or in the Appropriate Legal Notices displayed
> > by works containing it"
> That is right. Is the bug reported to Spacemacs? What is the reaction?

PLEASE take this discussion to emacs-tangents.

I've redirected the response there.

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