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Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: small suggestion for texi2dvi

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: small suggestion for texi2dvi
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 15:46:52 +0200

> Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 14:03:54 -0800
> From: Ulrich Drepper <address@hidden>
> To: Karl Berry <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: small suggestion for texi2dvi
> Karl Berry wrote:
> > Instead, let me ask this: is there any truly freely available (and
> > living) standard?
> Free as in you can redistribute it: no.  Free for viewing: yes.  The
> OpenGroup makes the standard available in HTML form for online viewing.

I should add here that standards, by their nature, have to be immutable
documents.  Free for viewing is quite progressive when compared to most
standards; try and find the C99 or C++ standards online!

For good or ill, many standards govern our lives as programmers; it is
worthwhile to have access to them for many things.


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