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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 12:17:33 +0200 (CEST)

   The X Windows system consists of an X server and client libraries
   communicating via a network transparent protocol.

The X window system is a protocol, like FTP.  Maybe you mean XFree86
or X.Org?  A X window system implementation is infact part of the GNU
system; which I do not know since none really work very well with the

FTP is part of every GNU work station, but the procotol, like X, isn't
developed by the FSF.

   There is a difference between assembling a system, and developing
   its components.  The FSF certainly does not develop X11.

Neither does the FSF develop FTP, SMTP, Gopher, HTTP, ....  I fail to
see what protocols have to do with this.

   Guess what: manifest or not, hero worship or not, Richard has not
   been responsible for all of what is subsumed into a GNU system.
   And if you actually believe that, you are being spectacularly
   dense.  Just read all the copyright notices.

As the head for the GNU project he is responsible for it.  He might
not have written every single line, but he is the head of the GNU
project, whether you like it or not.  And that is what St. IGNUcius

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