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Re: role of guile-lib

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: role of guile-lib
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2009 22:11:58 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.3 (gnu/linux)


"Neil Jerram" <address@hidden> writes:

> Apart from the need for copyright assignment, and wanting to avoid
> making incompatible Scheme API changes, I personally see no problem
> with gradually rolling more and more Scheme library code into the core
> Guile.  It doesn't AFAIK seem to have hurt Emacs to do this, and it's
> a massive convenience that when you install Emacs, everything that you
> might need is just there.  (Even including massive subsystems like
> Calc.)


> On copyright assignment, I'd like to know if there are other GNU
> projects with "contrib" sections where assignment isn't requirement;
> anyone know?  Avoiding incompatible changes just means that stuff
> should only be rolled in when its (believed to be) ready.

GNUnet, at least, has that, but many (most?) things in there are subject
to bit-rot and are not documented.  Besides, copyright of GNUnet core is
not assigned to the FSF either.


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