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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 12:54:52 +0200 (CEST)

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

   Neither are the FTP clients.

So GNU inetutils which provides GNU ftp isn't part of the GNU system?
Nor is the GNU ftpd which GNU inetutils also provides part of the GNU

   >    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.

Emacs was to a significant degreed developed by third parties, I guess
it too isn't part of the GNU system.  Nor is GCC, which is being
developed by RedHat, and then we have the GNU C library which also is
being developed by RedHat.

   > 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.

The copyright situation doesn't dictate if something is part or not of
an operating system, or a project.  GCC isn't fully copyrighted by the
FSF, neither are many projects, yet they are GNU projects, then there
are non-GNU projects which are part of the GNU system.

Please do something useful, it is quite sad that you cannot even
acknowledge that you are simply trolling right now.  I sometimes
wonder if you are infact worse than Alexander, atleast he can be funny
at times.

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