Commit 1354eff6 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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*** empty log message ***

parent 96017579
......@@ -235,6 +235,83 @@ lisp/term/README
Accordingly, FSF copyright was added.
** Issues that are "fixed" for the release of Emacs 22, but we may
wish to revisit later in more detail
src/acldef.h, chpdef.h, ndir.h
On legal advice from Matt Norwood, the following comment was added
to these files in Feb 2007:
The code here is forced by the interface, and is not subject to
copyright, constituting the only possible expression of the
algorithm in this format.
With the addition of this notice, these files are OK for the
upcoming Emacs-22 release. Post-release, we can revisit this issue
and possibly add a list of all authors who have changed these files.
(details in email from Matt Norwood to rms, 2007/02/03).
src/m/mips4.h, news-risc.h, pmax.h
src/s/aix3-2.h, bsd386.h, hpux8.h, hpux9.h, irix4-0.h, irix5-0.h,
isc2-2.h, netbsd.h, osf1.h, sol2-3.h, sunos4-0.h, usg5-4-2.h
- all these (not obviously trivial) files were missing copyrights
till Feb 2007, when FSF copyright was added. Matt Norwood advised:
For now, I think the best policy is to assume that we do have
assignments from the authors (I recall many of these header files
as having been originally written by rms), and to attach an FSF
copyright with GPL notice. We can amend this if and when we
complete the code audit. Any additions to these files by
non-assigned authors are arguably "de minimis" contributions to
Emacs: small changes or suggestions to a work that are subsumed in
the main authors' copyright in the entire work.
Here is my (rgm) take on the details of the above files:
mips4.h
might be trivial? started trivial, been added to in tiny changes by
those with FSF assignment, often result of email suggestions by others.
news-risc.h
started trivial. Grown by tiny additions, plus chunk
from mips.h, which was and is Copyright FSF
pmax.h
started trivial. grown in tiny changes, except for maybe Jim Wilson's
comment.
? irix4-0.h
I would say started non-trivial (1992, rms). only tiny changes since
installed.
? irix5-0.h
I would say started non-trivial (1993, jimb, heavily based
on irix4-0.h). A few borderline non-tiny changes since.
? isc2-2.h
started trivial. 2 non-tiny change, in 1993. looks to
be made up of several small tweaks from various sources. maybe
non-tiny total changes from Karl Berry (no emacs assignment).
osf1.h
started trivial. grown in tiny changes (one borderline tiny change
by fx in 2000, but most code was later removed). non-tiny addition
in 2002 from m/alpha.h, but that was and is copyright FSF.
usg5-4-2.h
started non-trivial, but was heavily based on usg5-4.h, which was and is
copyright FSF. only tiny changes since installed.
sol2-3.h
started trivial. only non-tiny change (1994) incorporated code from
usg5-4.h, which was and is copyright FSF.
aix3-2.h, bsd386.h, hpux8.h, hpux9.h, netbsd.h, sunos4-0.h
started trivial, grown in tiny changes.
*** These are copyright issues that need not be fixed until after
Emacs 22 is released (though if they can be fixed before, that is
obviously good):
......@@ -265,20 +342,6 @@ etc/images
contact image authors in regards to future switch to v3.
src/acldef.h, chpdef.h, ndir.h
On legal advice from Matt Norwood, the following comment was added
to these files in Feb 2007:
The code here is forced by the interface, and is not subject to
copyright, constituting the only possible expression of the
algorithm in this format.
With the addition of this notice, these files are OK for the
upcoming Emacs-22 release. Post-release, we can revisit this issue
and possibly add a list of all authors who have changed these files.
(details in email from Matt Norwood to rms, 2007/02/03).
REMOVED src/unexhp9k800.c
- we would like to re-add this file if possible. Please let us know
if you can clarify its legal status.
......@@ -311,6 +374,10 @@ etc/e/eterm-color.ti - no copyright
US; I am not sure whether we can rely on that in general."
etc/TUTORIAL.eo
- remove non-FSF copyright, merge years into FSF, add 2007.
etc/TUTORIAL* (translations)
switch to GPL (see english TUTORIAL)
rms: "We can leave the TUTORIAL translations alone until their
......@@ -381,66 +448,9 @@ oldXMenu/Makefile.in, Makefile, Imakefile, descrip.mms, insque.c
rms: "I have asked for lawyer's advice about these."
src/m/mips4.h, news-risc.h, pmax.h
src/s/aix3-2.h, bsd386.h, hpux8.h, hpux9.h, irix4-0.h, irix5-0.h,
isc2-2.h, netbsd.h, osf1.h, sol2-3.h, sunos4-0.h, usg5-4-2.h
- all these (not obviously trivial) files are missing copyrights.
rms: "I should talk about these with Matthew Norwood."
The current legal advice seems to be that we should attach FSF
copyright and GPL for the time being, then review post-release:
Matt Norwood:
For now, I think the best policy is to assume that we do have
assignments from the authors (I recall many of these header files
as having been originally written by rms), and to attach an FSF
copyright with GPL notice. We can amend this if and when we
complete the code audit. Any additions to these files by
non-assigned authors are arguably "de minimis" contributions to
Emacs: small changes or suggestions to a work that are subsumed in
the main authors' copyright in the entire work.
Details:
mips4.h
might be trivial? started trivial, been added to in tiny changes by
those with FSF assignment, often result of email suggestions by others.
news-risc.h
started trivial. Grown by tiny additions, plus chunk
from mips.h, which was and is Copyright FSF
pmax.h
started trivial. grown in tiny changes, except for maybe Jim Wilson's
comment.
? irix4-0.h
I would say started non-trivial (1992, rms). only tiny changes since
installed.
? irix5-0.h
I would say started non-trivial (1993, jimb, heavily based
on irix4-0.h). A few borderline non-tiny changes since.
? isc2-2.h
started trivial. 2 non-tiny change, in 1993. looks to
be made up of several small tweaks from various sources. maybe
non-tiny total changes from Karl Berry (no emacs assignment).
osf1.h
started trivial. grown in tiny changes (one borderline tiny change
by fx in 2000, but most code was later removed). non-tiny addition
in 2002 from m/alpha.h, but that was and is copyright FSF.
usg5-4-2.h
started non-trivial, but was heavily based on usg5-4.h, which was and is
copyright FSF. only tiny changes since installed.
sol2-3.h
started trivial. only non-tiny change (1994) incorporated code from
usg5-4.h, which was and is copyright FSF.
aix3-2.h, bsd386.h, hpux8.h, hpux9.h, netbsd.h, sunos4-0.h
started trivial, grown in tiny changes.
src/m, src/s
- any more non-trivial files that should have copyright added? If
so, note the names above.
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