Is your EMACS violating the GPL?

Richard Stallman himself owned up to the fact that in what we assume was an oversite forgot to include 8 files needed to make recent versions of EMACS compliant with the GPL. So should you stop using it now?  Probably not unless you are running the most bleeding edge versions of EMACS.  Which probably isn't going to be in your favorite distributions repository for just this type of reason.  They probably have already updated the files though we haven't verified it.


Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.