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Re: Consideration for Rust contributions in Emacs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Consideration for Rust contributions in Emacs
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 22:49:39 -0500

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  > One thing I still have an open question on is using non-GPL but
  > GPL-compatible libraries. Ignoring Rust, would that be accepted in
  > C? Or do all libraries need to be GPL as well?

It is fine for Emacs to link in a general-purpose library which is
releasde under a GPL-compatible free license, as long as that library
is developed, released and built separately from Emacs, and comes with
clear instructions about how to call it properly.

We can be flexible about this because we don't have to maintain that
library.  We only have to use it.

Emacs links in many such libraries already.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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