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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 10:19:16 +0100
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>>> "EZ" == Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com>
>> Cc: rms@gnu.org,  oub@mat.ucm.es,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
>> Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:14:47 +0800
>> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
>> >> 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.
>> FWIW, I have heard that `git am' will do this automatically.

> Only if the patch was formatted with "git format-patch".  Which is why
> we prefer that, see below.

>> Perhaps it would be a good idea to suggest people to always use `git am'
>> to install changes made by others?

> This is trivial for anyone who installs patches, and I very much doubt
> that anyone doesn't use that already.  CONTRIBUTE hints on that:

On the matlab-mode mailing list, 99% of the patches were generated by a
simple diff command.

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