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Re: FYI: autoheader & --force

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: FYI: autoheader & --force
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 09:55:01 -0800
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Ralf Corsepius <address@hidden> writes:

> Other projects (e.g. gcc) are very restrictive about this issue, because
> (AFAICT) they had been legally attacked for having added years to
> copyright notices without having changed anything on the _published_
> source code.

Yes, I know, but the code in question was published elsewhere by the
FSF in 2004.  The fact that the 2004 publication wasn't part of the
Autoconf project is irrelevant to the legal question of whether it was
published at all.

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