"Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen(a)xemacs.org> writes:
David Kastrup writes:
> "Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen(a)xemacs.org> writes:
> > I hate copyleft. Never liked it in principle, now it's a major PITA.
> Well, you pay a price for not bothering about copyright assignments.
Um, no, don't point that finger at *me*.
That was a generic "you", like "one pays a price"...
If it were weak copyleft, it might be worth trying even at this
But with strong copyleft, well ... even rms has (in private)
characterized collecting assignments for XEmacs code as "useless".
Probably "useless" if the accounting is not known to be complete. Or if
the code in question could not be understood without the author's
That was way before my time.
I suspect that there was some specific twist here. I also have my
doubts that the XEmacs project can legally _collect_ assignments to the
FSF as those assignments take the form of two-sided contracts. The
XEmacs project would probably have to take assignments to the XEmacs
project, and then, on its own, assign that code over. Or something like
that. I am not a lawyer, so this is just shooting in the dark. And I
am not even sure that at the current point of time somebody has bothered
to develop a suitable procedure.
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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