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From: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
To: "Andreas Röhler" <andreas.roehler@easy-emacs.de>
Cc: Bastien <bzg@altern.org>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Copyright of contributions to org-mode
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:56:27 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <213E9614-E89E-4A1D-8064-C46D25D350DF@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <5140728B.5080505@easy-emacs.de>

On 13 mrt. 2013, at 13:35, Andreas Röhler <andreas.roehler@easy-emacs.de> wrote:

> Am 13.03.2013 13:10, schrieb Bastien:
>> Andreas Röhler <andreas.roehler@easy-emacs.de> writes:
>>> Or maybe drop that sentence.
>> Nope: the whole purpose of clarifying is to make it clear what are
>> the licensing terms, when the assignement is needed, and what are the
>> consequences of assigning the copyright.
>> We should be short but exhaustive here.
>> The idea is to make sure people understand that sending patches for
>> Org's core is *exactly* like having the patch integrated into Emacs.
>> Both the copyright assignment and the agreement on the licensing terms
>> are preconditions.
> Hi Bastien, Hi Carsten,
> as these legal matters are of interest to a certain extend:
> 1) does this change/sentence meet the problem arised?

I think so.  Jambunathan tried to argue that his signed copyright assignment papers should only become active at the moment the changes arrive at Emacs.

> 2) is the sentence in question here true, can it be true?
> 1d There was no misunderstanding but displayed frustration, eagerness or whatever.
>   No misunderstanding, no need to clarify the pretended matter.

The motive was disgruntlement, but the argument was based on this perceived loophole.

> 2nd) If someone changes a GPLed file while propagating the changes with a compatible license as mentioned
>     http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLCompatibleLicenses:
>     Is org-mode going to create its own legislation excluding this? :)

No, we are not creating legislation.  We are writing down a policy.  If the case your describe should arise, it can be dealt with then.

- Carsten

      parent reply	other threads:[~2013-03-13 12:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-03-13 10:50 Copyright of contributions to org-mode Carsten Dominik
2013-03-13 11:12 ` Andreas Röhler
2013-03-13 11:34   ` Carsten Dominik
2013-03-13 11:13 ` Giovanni Ridolfi
2013-03-13 11:33   ` Carsten Dominik
2013-03-13 11:50     ` Bastien
2013-03-13 12:05       ` Andreas Röhler
2013-03-13 12:10         ` Bastien
2013-03-13 12:35           ` Andreas Röhler
2013-03-13 12:54             ` Bastien
2013-03-13 12:56             ` Carsten Dominik [this message]

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