David Kastrup writes:
I also have my doubts that the XEmacs project can legally _collect_
assignments to the FSF
Of course not; that would require recognizing XEmacs as a GNU project
and making its maintainer an agent of the FSF, which rms will never do.
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.
We don't want to do that. The only stake XEmacs has in assignments is
so that GNU can use our code. So when we encourage assignment, that
means we say "go to the FSF and assign to them".
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