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Re: Legal questions about some GNU Emacs files

On Wed, 2003-05-07 at 07:21, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2003 at 05:59:31PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > You might like to consider some of the other documents accompanying
> > WHY-FREE, and their relevance to emacs or Debian.

> It looks like RMS used to use the official GNU Emacs distribution in a
> similar manner to the one in which he uses his personal webpage today.
>   http://www.stallman.org/
> I'll note that I find myself in sympathy with much of the material on
> that webpage.  I just don't think most of it's germane to software
> distribution, and I do not think it is -- neighborly -- to attach
> unremovable, unmodifiable activist literature to software distributions
> and call the product "free as in freedom".

I think that's a reasonable comment. 
The offending literature, should be de-bundled from the package and life
goes on as normal for us all.

Has anybody asked RMS if he is willing to do this?  

John Holroyd <valisk@softhome.net>
Demos Technosis Ltd

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