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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: Sun, 28 Nov 2021 10:16:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> "EL" == Eric Ludlam <ericludlam@gmail.com> writes:

>> Very good point. Eric Ludlam who single handed maintained matlab-mode
>> for almost 2 decades is still working for mathworks told me (if I
>> remember correctly) that he was approached by some mathwork officials
>> discussing the matters with him.
>> So he should know all the details, I put him on the CC just in case.
>> @Eric could you provide us, or RMS with some details of this copyright
>> issue, please

> Hi,

> MathWorks has had developers contribute to other GNU projects in the
> past (such as my own contributions to Emacs for projects unrelated to
> MATLAB) so I will just need to get the standard  GNU form for myself
> and John C. signed to make this official.  I hadn't worried about it
> yet because it was unclear if we could overcome the other hurdles.

To be honest, I still have to finish the issue check-all-patches.
I propose to add a branch in our repository with a documentation
explaining the state of art of these patches for somebody of the FSF to
check and give its ok. I am optimistic, but don't want to shout victory
too early.

In any case I recommend that you both sign the papers.

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