Re: PATCHES: For the source tree's README and COPYRIGHT files.

From: Dom Lachowicz <>
Date: Wed Jul 07 2004 - 03:15:36 CEST

Please don't put my name or AbiSource, Inc. in that

The wording should be:

"AbiWord's source code is distributed under the terms
of the GNU General Public License, a copy of which is
included in the file called COPYING. You ..."

And hands-off the COPYING file unless you're Martin or
me, please.


--- Mark Gilbert <> wrote:
> All changes either committed, corrected and
> committed, or some
> variant thereon committed.
> I think the intent of Ryan's patch was simply to
> better indicate
> the new (not really, but new compared to that file)
> ownership,
> which has been known to elude the knowledge even of
> active devs
> (see the recent thread about it from Jordi for an
> example).
> However, the new text submitted is simply
> incorrect.
> <verbose text about how so deleted for
> readability's sake>
> Anyway, what I did was (try to) indicate Dom's
> position, but
> without (afaik) changing the essence of the
> paragraph to
> something it isn't. Again, IANALOD [Or Dom]. Dom:
> please
> review the new wording; if it's wrong, please fix
> it or
> tell me how to fix it or revert it or tell me to
> revert it.
> Anyone else: if you see a problem, please send a
> corrective
> patch to the list (or a message asking me to revert
> it) and
> I'll leave it up to Dom.
> Also, regarding the instance of the word "use" (as
> opposed
> to "distribution") pointed out by Rui, I haven't
> touched it.
> I don't doubt Rui, I'd simply rather defer (again)
> to dom and
> the ghosts of the past. I don't mind making the
> change if
> given approval and asked to, get the
> idea.
> Sorry about all the nitpicking, but I'm sure you're
> used to it by now
> (-:
> Thanks Ryan
> -MG
> (oh, and yes, I unix2dossed it before committing)
> On Tue, 2004-07-06 at 16:21, Ryan Pavlik wrote:
> > Attached find 2 diff -u's for documentation files
> in the HEAD source
> > tree. To the best of my knowledge, the changes
> can be made in Stable
> > too, but I'll let someone with more experience
> decide that for sure.
> > readme.diff is for abi/README.TXT, and
> copyright.diff is for
> > abi/COPYRIGHT.TXT. I've not dos2unixed them
> because the original text
> > files appeared to be using dos endlines (they look
> normal in Win
> > Notepad, and unix endlines show up as blocks).

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