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Re: [ELPA] New package: rt-liberation

From: Yoni Rabkin
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: rt-liberation
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 20:27:38 -0400
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Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se> writes:

> Yoni Rabkin <yoni@rabkins.net> writes:
>> One thing to mention is that RT is licensed under GPLv2. I contacted
>> Best Practical, explained how rt-liberation works, and asked them if
>> they are OK with me distributing rt-liberation under GPLv3. They
>> permitted me to license rt-liberation under GPLv3. This correspondence
>> with Best Practical is distributed as part of the project, in a file
>> named why-rt-liberation-is-under-gplv3.txt.
> Is this necessary for legal reasons or is it simply a courtesy?

I view it as being fair to fellows in the free software community, while
ensuring that my own project has as solid a licensing stance as I can

   "Cut your own wood and it will warm you twice"

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