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> From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <turnbull AT sk DOT tsukuba DOT ac DOT jp>
> Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 20:40:52 +0900
> 
> Note that that was an *example* of how you could change the algorithm
> to make legal defense easier, but it's a very prominent one.  This
> implementation strategy is used in several prominent GNU tools (eg,
> Emacs, which is stupid, 'cause no judge would ever mistake Emacs for a
> Microsoft product -- unless of course the Microsoft lawyers managed to
> exclude everything but the output of ps from evidence!)

I think the _real_ danger RMS was thinking about wrt Emacs was not
from MS lawyers, but MIT lawyers.  See the GNU Manifesto for more
details.

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