Ar an seachtú lá is fiche de mí Lúnasa, scríobh SL Baur:
On 8/23/07, Aidan Kehoe <kehoea(a)parhasard.net> wrote:
> Ar an tríú lá is fiche de mí Lúnasa, scríobh SL Baur:
> > I guess I better ask now. What relationship does this tree have with
> > Andrew Choi's code?
> It is his code. We (mostly Stephen) had discussions with him about
> merging it, which foundered when at least one file which he declared
> entirely public domain was (as far as can be worked out) derived from a
> GPLed file. We don't have any objection to public domain code, but code
> that contravenes the GPL is problematic.
That's a show stopper then. He asked not to have his code merged and I
would prefer to stay well away from anything that might be a violation of
Stephen’s getting paid legal advice on this from Larry Rosen when he gets to
California. Rosen’s I-am-a-lawyer-but-I-am-not-your-lawyer opinion was that
we can distribute his code nonetheless--because we’re doing it under the
GPL, the licence of the original code, and because Choi removed any
conditions on the distribution of his code with his public domain
declaration. The paid advice is expected to confirm that.
I’m not sure what the story is with the copyright notices Choi appears to
have removed; AIUI we have to restore them.
is a nice summary I hadn’t seen before.
But basically legally-informed opinion is expected to say that we can merge
it. Which is kind of the point of a public domain declaration!
The only acceptable license solution would be to port the stuff in
Emacs. At least that's vetted.
This should be vetted too.
I tried building a carbon XEmacs from the link I was pointed to and
has issues. I'm not sure what language it decides to display in by
default, but it looks like some kind of Chinese. I don't know how I would
begin debugging that. :-(
I don’t have that issue; which link are you talking about in particular?
On the quay of the little Black Sea port, where the rescued pair came once
more into contact with civilization, Dobrinton was bitten by a dog which was
assumed to be mad, though it may only have been indiscriminating. (Saki)
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