Re: GPLv3 Position Statement
From: Oleg Verych
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 16:02:43 EST
Sorry, but that pulled *my* trigger...
On 2006-09-28, linux-os (Dick Johnson) <linux-os@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Subject: Re: GPLv3 Position Statement
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> On Thu, 28 Sep 2006, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>>> 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.
> No. GNU was coined in 1984-85 (depending upon the source).
> It was a recursive 'GNU Not Unix', and referred to some free
> tools, including Eimacs. One of the most important tools
> was a compiler which could be readily ported to new operating
> systems. The GNU compiler was used in an attempt to make
> Hurd, an early Unix clone. It was also used by BSD and Linux.
>>> 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.
> FYI, the place to research your information is not on www.gnu.org or
> Wikipedia, both of which are too self-serving (in this area) to be used
> as a reference. You need to dig deeper or ask someone who was there.
Or just look on e-mail headers of who is talking to you.
> Dick Johnson
> Penguin : Linux version 22.214.171.124 on an i686 machine (5592.66 BogoMips).
> New book: http://www.AbominableFirebug.com/
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> Thank you.
No, no, thank you. Very much.
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