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Re: what is the current status of GPL v3

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: what is the current status of GPL v3
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 10:21:58 +0200 (CEST)

   > GNU isn't a compilation of programs either.  It is a operating
   > system.

   Well, whatever it is, it isn't Unix!


   GNU is more than an operating system - Emacs, for example, is part
   of GNU, though it's definitely not part of an OS, and there are
   LOTS of GNU programs like that.

Emacs is indeed part of the GNU operating system.  Each and every GNU
project is part of the GNU operating system.  Note that GNU is the
system that the GNU project is developing.

   This is the "mere aggregation" that the GPL talks about - lots of
   independent programs packaged together on a single CD or a single
   FTP site.

It is `mere aggregation' for other operating systems, like GNU/Linux.
GNU Emacs might be part of the operating system for some specific
distribution of GNU/Linux though.

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