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Re: copyright issues and derivative work (the case of matlab-mode)

From: Uwe Brauer
Subject: Re: copyright issues and derivative work (the case of matlab-mode)
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 09:03:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> "EZ" == Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
>> Cc: oub@mat.ucm.es, emacs-devel@gnu.org
>> Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:31:22 -0500
>> > > > You should always commit with --author set to the author's name.  The
>> > > > attribution should be as accurate as possible, regardless of whether
>> > > > the contribution is legally significant.
>> Perhaps we should send a message about this point
>> to each person with commit access.  Our committers would more
>> reliably do it, with this reminder.

> That is unlikely to have any effect, down the way.  People easily
> forget this stuff.  And the list of people with commit access is very
> long.  The message I posted to emacs-devel, which you quote, is likely
> to have the same or better effect, because everyone who is actively
> involved reads it.

> We have this spelled out in CONTRIBUTE already:

>   ** Committing changes by others

>   If committing changes written by someone else, commit in their name,
>   not yours.  You can use 'git commit --author="AUTHOR"' to specify a
>   change's author.

Just one observation, by author you mean

Author =  Name <emailaddress> 


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