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Re: english text only?

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: english text only?
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 18:32:43 -0500 (EST)

[ On Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 13:05:34 (-0800), Mike Castle wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: english text only?
> In article <address@hidden>,
> Greg A. Woods <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Those of you looking for a different context to host this forum in seem
> > to forget that CVS _is_ GNU software, and having the mailing list hosted
> > is quite important.  For many of us the highly over-
> If it *is* gnu software, why is it hosted in the non-gnu area on

Recently the FSF have been sorting copyleft'ed software into that where
the copyright license is actually now owned exclusively by the FSF and
that which is simply licensed under the same terms.  As far as I can
tell this seems to be primarily because RMS doesn't believe anyone can
properly and safely manage copyright licensing of free software other
than the FSF.  (There have been repeated campaigns by the FSF to get
those of us who maintain GPL'ed software to assign its copyright
directly and permanently to the FSF.)

Most folks still consider all GPL (and LGPL, etc.) licensed code to be
GNU code, despite who might actually ultimately own the copyright.

That's why I used the label "GNU software", not "FSF software".  :-)

(CVS is still copyright primarily by Brian Berliner and Jeff Polk.  I
don't know aobut other current and past maintainers who've contributed
code, but I've implicitly assigned copyright for my changes to Brian.)

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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