[Python-mode] FSF assignment policy

Richard M Stallman rms at gnu.org
Tue Jan 27 23:58:39 CET 2009

    AFAIS every Emacs-file is inspired by many, many others
    from the very beginning. We see almost always a plenty
    of revisions with a lot of people involved.

Inspiration is irrelevant to copyright law.  It is concerned
with the authorship of the code.

If a file has been in Emacs for many years, often many people have
changed it.  But typically when a file is first contributed, only a few
people have worked on the code.  They can honestly sign the assignments.

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