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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: Fri, 19 May 2006 10:33:48 +0200
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Alan Mackenzie <> writes:

> David Kastrup <> wrote on Thu, 18 May 2006 12:48:28 +0200:
>>>    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.
>> 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.
> THIRD parties?  OK, the FSF is one party, so who's the second party? is the same as the FSF?  Not last time I looked.

> Hey, isn't free software all just one big party?

Not a good stance, since then the fight for leadership begins.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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