SL Baur writes:
On 8/12/07, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen(a)xemacs.org> wrote:
> In the meantime you can use his patches at zero legal risk. I'm just
> worried about distribution by XEmacs.
Sorry, I'm not making myself clear. Larry Rosen, in preliminary (ie,
unofficial) correspondence, says it's OK. In about two weeks, after I
arrive in Palo Alto, I'm going to go to his office and shell out the
money to get real legal advice. I expect him to say the same.
I also have zero interest in forking XEmacs as he has apparently
Andrew Choi hasn't forked XEmacs. He's made a distribution in
violation of at least the copyrights of Ben Wing and some programmer
at TrollTech, Inc, probably Apple, Inc (they haven't responded to my
query about how to properly use the code they post on their website),
and possibly others, but Choi's public domain dedication is valid, the
code he wrote is in the public domain to the extent that it was his
code, and we can use the code that is no longer his in XEmacs,
legally, under the terms of his dedication and the GPL as long as we
put back the necessary permissions notices. So sez Larry Rosen.
I've been procrastinating because there's been *no* offer to help with
actually maintaining Carbon XEmacs until you showed up, and little
interest in getting Carbon XEmacs from XEmacs as opposed to
Now that somebody cares, I'll go do it, and do it right, that's all.
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