XEmacs and GPLv3
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Jan 18 18:38:44 EST 2008
Gary Foster writes:
> I'm merely stating that he does have a point in stating that there is
> serious overlap, he makes a valid point (albeit an incomplete one) and
> it should be brought up in the discussion.
OK. However, I'd already made the same point (maybe you didn't see
it, it may have been on -review or threaded incorrectly due to
spamtrapping of Kean's posts), so I took your post as a little more
approving than you intended it, I guess.
> licensing, I don't have a problem with my code being relicensed if the
> whole project goes that way (which it looks like it is).
I don't think we have a choice if we want to remain a viable fork of
GNU Emacs. I've seen several people suggest a ground-up rewrite of
Emacs recently, and that would give us a choice. (Some who can code
as fast as Ben Wing, so it's not an idle threat.) Sad to say, they
want to rewrite GNU Emacs, so it's a non-starter. :-(
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