Re: GPLv3 Position Statement

From: Segher Boessenkool
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 14:59:55 EST

However, now some are beginning to see the light as history
continues to be rewritten and a history lesson is unfolding.

These efforts go back to the days when
"distributions" consisted of 56 floppy disks and Linus was
in Helsinki, working on his degree. The FSF didn't exist, and
GNU was the name of an immature compiler.

The FSF was founded in 1985, now who is rewriting history
here :-) "GNU" never was the name for the compiler, either.

Sometimes we need
to be reminded of the history of a particular thing because,
once out-of-mind, history tends to be rewritten by those who
would advance in its new "interpretation."

I don't really want to know what you try to gain by this
"properly composed statement", heh.


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