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Re: The draft Position statement on the GFDL

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:

>> > If there is no distribution or publishing going on -- if you are writing
>> > the additional code which is being incorporated into the program --
>> > there is no problem.  You have full rights to everything you write and
>> > you're giving everyone who has a copy (yourself) all the rights the GPL
>> > demands (for example, you have the right to give all others GPLed rights
>> > to this work).
> On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 03:48:59PM -0400, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
>> This conflicts with what you've been saying for the past week or so --
>> you've been asserting that I can't combine gcc and metafont, or Emacs
>> and OpenSSL, without violating the GPL.
>> Now you're changing your story.
> I thought I changed my story a while ago (when I looked up metafont and
> found it was available under the terms of the GPL)?
> Let's go for emacs and openssl.  If there is no distribution of
> emacs+openssl, then there is no problem.  Are you asserting that this
> is the case?

Yes.  I am asserting that I can combine OpenSSL and Emacs code to
produce an arbitrary functional result, except that I may not remove
Emacs' interactive startup notice unless I also remove its


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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