FSF's distribution policies was: Drift between libgmp and gpg's version

Stainless Steel Rat ratinox at peorth.gweep.net
Tue Oct 5 12:07:46 CEST 1999

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* Anand Kumria <wildfire at progsoc.uts.edu.au>  on Mon, 04 Oct 1999
| No, the copyright on gmp has been assigned to the FSF. The patches you
| mention have not had their copyirhgt assigned to the FSF; but that is
| not the reason that have not been incorporated into GMP.

But it is a reason not to incorporate them into GPG.  Look at the rights
fiasco that is XEmacs some time.  There is code in there that nobody knows
who owns anymore.

| Also, RMS does allow distribution of things that have not been signed
| over to the FSF; from memory either shtools or libtools has not been.
| Also you may want to see
| <http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9909/msg02317.html>

  Copyright (C) 1995, 1997 Electrotechnical Laboratory, JAPAN.
  Licensed to the Free Software Foundation.

Note the second line.

| and
| <http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9909/msg02312.html>

My quick perusal of windowmaker.org says nothing about Copyright either
way, only that as of January this year it is officially a GNU project.

Ralf S. Engelschall, author of shtool, works for the FSF.
Version: GnuPG v1.0.0 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org


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