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Re: Including emacs-w3m in GNU ELPA


Like Savannah, how do you think running someting non-GNU ELPA?
So we can put emacs-w3m to there.

Masatake YAMATO

> Hi,
> In [emacs-w3m : No.11872] Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'd be interested in getting emacs-w3m included in GNU ELPA.
>> Does that sound good to you?
> I'd very much like to do that, but a couple of the core developers
> seem to have obstacles that can't seem to get over easily.  IMO,
> the most significant one is that some companies and organizations
> in Japan aren't positive on allowing employees to hand over their
> works to another even for the ones made in private time.  Moreover
> employees don't want to be unjustly suspected about hobby works
> that aren't related to their business.  This is the reason why
> active Japanese people in the free software world aren't so many,
> I think.
>   As for me, I'm an electronic circuit engineer and have no
>   interest in commercial software, so I believe I should never
>   be blamed.  In fact, the intellectual property right division
>   of a company answered to me that that's none of their business
>   when I signed a paper to FSF.
> One more matter is that some core developers who actively worked
> in the early days are missing.  Teranishi-san, where are you?
> Although they might be no more than 10~20% of people who made non-
> trivial changes, I have to say it's hard to do it in concert with.
> Anyway I wish people to clear it by themselves.
>> If yes, then the main issue will be to get the copyright paperwork
>> in order.  More specifically, we'd need all the people who contributed
>> a non-trivial patch (like more than about 20 lines of code) to sign some
>> copyright paperwork.  Contributions which have since been replaced by
>> other code do not matter.
>> So the first task would be to figure out who are those contributors, and
>> how to contact them.
>>         Stefan