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Re: what is the current status of GPL v3

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: what is the current status of GPL v3
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 12:48:28 +0200
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

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

Neither are the FTP clients.  You are desparately clutching at straws.

>    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.

So does anybody else.  The protocols are a blatant red herring brought
up by yourself.  The topic is the programs and libraries constituting
a GNU system.  And those are to a significant degree developed by
third parties and used as components in a compilation.

>    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
> says.

It is irrelevant to the copyright situation.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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