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Re: [DS-discuss]long time no demo?

From: Suraj Kumar
Subject: Re: [DS-discuss]long time no demo?
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 02:15:19 -0500
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Raman.P wrote on Tue, May 27, 2003 at 06:54:32AM +0100: 

|  In the  meantime, the  news that  ghostscript is out  of gnu  in view
| stubborn  attitude of fsf,  worries me  (as posted  in fsf-I  list). I
| think it is high time we get  out of fsf fold. I personally don't want
| to be dicated to by anyone who is not part of our volunteer force.

It  was posted  on fsf-friends.   But I  dont see  it as  any stubborn
attitude or whatever. Ghostscript is  released under the AFPL which is
incompatible  with  the GPL.   Only  GPL  compatible  licenses can  be
dual-licensed along with the GPL. It wont make sense if someone was to
dual-license their code  under both the GPL and,  say, EULA, would it?
So  far there  have  been no  violations  of the  GPL  because of  two
reasons: 1.   GPL itself is very  well thought out and  robust, 2. FSF
constantly monitors ppl  who may be violating the GPL  and ask them to
correct their mistakes.  IMVHO its  not rude to tell someone that they
are trying to steal my work.

| My interest is waning prescisely  because of obsession with GNU and if
| (and  only if)  this  is given  up I  will  be more  active from  this
| academic season onwards.

When did  address@hidden get obsessed  with GNU? Which school  / college
heard _only_ about GNU? At MCC there was mani, venki, myself and you -
we  all  spoke  of all  sorts  of  things  and  I  donot see  any  GNU
fanaticism.   But  its  worth  noting  that this  group  is  only  for
encouraging Free  Software. As long as  we talk free  software and not
talk  random UNIXes  and  non-free-at-heart Open  Source software  its
definitely not  fanaticism.  GNU  is one such  mighty example  of free
software at work.  and it has  a wonderful history, while, say an exim
or an apache, would not be as inspiring as GNU is.


| My beloved darling has a permanent place in my soul;                 |
| do I have any room left for me within him                            |
| (bemoaning thoughts of separati - 4), Thirukkural                    |

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