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

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Require "this program is free software .... " notice to be preserved on the splash screen
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2021 12:25:25 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0 (3d08634) (2020-11-07)

* Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> [2021-02-14 09:38]:
> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
>   > 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"
> We cannot alter GPLv3.  We could only make a new version, and the amount of
> hassle that would involve is not worth considering for this.
> Thanks for the suggestion, though.

Did person request altering of a license or excercising of section

I think person requested to excercise the section, not to alter the
license, due to violation of GPL.

I think it is quite valid request as Spacemacs is very dependent of
Emacs and if it is hides legal notices and references to the license
than Emacs protection has to kick in. But I have not verified if it
really does so, I will do soon.


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