Commit 19a4c0dd authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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Add notes on relicensing to GPLv3.

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** NOTES ON RELICENSING TO GPL3
The EMACS_22_BASE branch was changed to GPLv3 (or later) 2007/07/25.
Some notes:
(see http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2007-07/msg01431.html)
1. There are some files in Emacs CVS which are not part of Emacs (eg
those included from Gnulib). These are all copyright FSF and (at time
of writing) GPL >= 2. rms says may as well leave the licenses of these
alone (may import them from Gnulib again). These are:
Gnulib:
src/getloadavg.c
src/gmalloc.c
src/md5.c
src/md5.h
src/mktime.c
src/strftime.c
src/termcap.c
src/tparam.c
Others:
config.guess
config.sub
lispintro/missing
man/texinfo.tex
Note _not_ included in the above are src/regex.{c,h} (rms: "That
forked version is only in Emacs, so definitely relicense that."), and
oldXMenu/insque.c (rms: "We wrote that specifically for Emacs, so
definitely relicense that.").
2. The files that are copyright FSF and AIST, or AIST alone, should be
and were updated, ditto the oldXMenu files with FSF copyright, and
msdos/is_exec.c and sigaction.c.
3. lwlib/
Files originally in Lucid Widget Library were left alone (excludes
ChangeLog, etc), ie remain under GPL v1 or later, or v2 or later.
(rms: "We may as well leave this alone, since we are never going to
change it much.")
4. There are some files where the FSF holds no copyright. These were
left alone:
leim/MISC-DIC/CTLau-b5.html >= v2
leim/MISC-DIC/CTLau.html >= v2
(above included in lisp/international/titdic-cnv.el)
leim/MISC-DIC/pinyin.map >= v1
leim/MISC-DIC/ziranma.cin >= v1
leim/SKK-DIC/SKK-JISYO.L >= v2
leim/SKK-DIC/README >= v2
leim/ja-dic/ja-dic.el >= v2
5. At time of writing, some non-Emacs icons included from Gnome remain
under GPLv2 (no "or later"). See:
etc/images/gnus/README
etc/images/mail/README
etc/images/README
nt/icons/README
This file is part of GNU Emacs.
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