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Re: Bug#118427: TP: epo -- Miner mode to reduce the labour to edit code

> >>>>> "Raul" == Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:
>     Raul> Look at the situation this way: the GPL restricts the
>     Raul> distribution of emacs, not that of independently written
>     Raul> code.  The question asked was whether it was legal to
>     Raul> distribute some non-gpled elisp code -- and the answer has
>     Raul> to have a lot to do with how closely the code is tied to
>     Raul> gpl'd emacs (gnu emacs vs. xemacs, ferinstance).

On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 12:04:20AM -0500, Sam Hartman wrote:
> How is this different distributing a version of ripem (sp?) that
> required GMP?

That was a contributory infringement issue.  [In the U.S., at least,
if you do a lot to make it easy for people to violate copyright you may
be held liable for copyright infringement.]

That might happen here, but I've not yet seen enough to make me believe
that that's happening.


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