[Python-mode] merging python-mode.el and python.el

Andreas Roehler andreas.roehler at online.de
Mon Jan 19 17:40:16 CET 2009

Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Jan 19, 2009, at 4:48 AM, Andreas Roehler wrote:
>> I didn't sign code to FSF and probably will not. The reasons I already
>> declared on
>> FSF-list and towards RMS.
> Do you have a pointer to that discussion?

Raised my concerns at several occasions. The most comprehensive is here:


It titled:

Do Not Ask The Butcher To Protect The Lamb:

And starts with:

GPLv3 - Further Step Towards An Orwellian Society?:

Remarks On Software Licensing.

No-one should use a right against an other one, if he
hadn't a harm caused by this violation, even if the
other one violated his right.

The reason is, that rights - and laws denying or
granting them - are no values by them-self, but derived
from the interest to live in peace and without harm.

If there is no harm, you should not start a legal
strive. Respectively: if there are big harms and some
minor - to say mince - one, you should address the big
harm, not the mince, not to lose your creditability.


So far some quotation.

>> Will not make it up here, unless you ask me to.
>> As you approved my tiny peace of code, but not merged AFAIS,
>> should I keep a separate branch on lp?
> Please do that for now, until we resolve any legal issues that Dave is
> bringing up.

OK. Did Dave tell you, which patch he is addressing as a violation?

Hope people don't get frustrated and restrain from contributing.
There are still some nice things to do for python-mode IMHO.

Andreas Röhler

> -Barry

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