[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Thu Jan 4 04:15:32 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 11:02:14PM -0500, John Cowan wrote:

> The FSF gets to say what Emacs is (and anyone who forks it has to call
> it something else), Oracle gets to say what Oracle is, and I get to
> say which one of the billions of humans is me.

While you're basically right, and it's certainly acceptable for an open 
source license to require derived works to have a different name, emacs 
isn't a good example. It's not trademarked, and the GPL doesn't have any 
clauses allowing you to require name changes.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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