Commit e3e14128 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
are permitted provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.
See the end of the file for license conditions.
NOTES ON COPYRIGHTS AND LICENSES
......@@ -38,13 +37,17 @@ Copyright changes should be propagated to any associated repositories
(eg Gnus, MH-E), but I think in every case this happens automatically
(?).
All README (and other such text files) that are non-trivial and were
added by Emacs developers need copyright and copying permission
statements (see eg INSTALL in the top-level directory).
All README (and other such text files) that are non-trivial should
contain copyright statements and GPL license notices, exactly as .el
files do (see e.g. README in the top-level directory). (Before 2007,
we used a simple, short statement permitting copying and modification
provided legal notices were retained. In Feb 2007 we switched to the
standard GPL text, on legal advice.)
All images files that allow for comments should have copyright and
license statements. Whether or not this is possible, the information
should be recorded in a README file in each directory with images.
For image files, the copyright and license details should be recorded
in a README file in each directory with images. (Legal advice says
that we need not add notices to each image file individually, if they
allow for that.)
When installing a file with an "unusual" license (after checking first
it is ok), put a copy of the copyright and license in the file (if
......@@ -93,11 +96,6 @@ lispintro/install-sh
etc/edt-user.doc
- update BOTH notices in this file
[etc/orgcard.tex, orgcard.ps - files removed 2007/1/29]
- with no assignment from Rooke, these files were removed. We are
asking for an assignment, and if one is received the files will be
replaced.
leim/CXTERM-DIC/4Corner.tit, ARRAY30.tit, CCDOSPY.tit, ECDICT.tit,
ETZY.tit, PY-b5.tit, Punct-b5.tit, Punct.tit, QJ-b5.tit, QJ.tit,
SW.tit, TONEPY.tit, ZOZY.tit
......@@ -203,13 +201,15 @@ Maybe some relevant comments here?
All README (and other such files) that are non-trivial and were added
by Emacs developers need copyright statements and copying permissions
to be added.
lisp/term/README (author)?
by Emacs developers need copyright statements and copying permissions.
missed any?
etc/BABYL?
borderline "trivial" cases...?
Apparently these should all be placed under GPL, rather than the short
license we have been using till now.
borderline "trivial" cases (see below)...?
These should use the standard GPL text (same as .el files), rather
than the short notices we have been using till now.
rms: "If a README file is under 60 lines long, using the long version
might be ugly. Please tell me if you encounter one that is under 60
lines."
Clarify the legal status of many image files. It's not necessary
......@@ -219,7 +219,7 @@ Files can be listed in groups. See etc/README for an example.
Image files to consider (is there such a thing as a "trivial" image?):
etc/emacs.xbm, gnu.xpm
etc/images/
nt/icons
admin/check-doc-strings
Author is Martin Buchholz, but no assignment from him on file, and
......@@ -258,7 +258,7 @@ lwlib/lwlib.c - copyright Lucid, but FSF copyright was added in 2002 -
man/back.texi
- what license is appropriate for this file? Seems not to be used by
anthing - just remove it? Actually seems to be part of the Emacs
anything - just remove it? Actually seems to be part of the Emacs
Lisp manual, not the Emacs manual.
......@@ -276,3 +276,21 @@ 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, umips.h, usg5-4-2.h
- all these (not obviously trivial) files are missing copyrights.
rms: "I should talk about these with Matthew Norwood."
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