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Re: New Software License idea: "The Freedom License."

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: New Software License idea: "The Freedom License."
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 20:23:20 +0000
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Joerg Schilling <> wrote on 23 May 2006 19:14:34 GMT:
> In article <sblv4e.lb1.ln@acm.acm>, Alan Mackenzie  <> wrote:
>>Karen Hill <> wrote on 22 May 2006 16:49:50 -0700:

>>What is wrong with this?  Commands like make have evolved considerably
>>since 1972.  However, inside the GNU make info page you can read this:
>>       GNU `make' conforms to section 6.2 of `IEEE Standard 1003.2-1992'
>>    (POSIX.2).

> Do you believe all false claims?

No, not all.  Quite a few, though.

> GNU make has many bugs that prevent GNU make from being POSIX compliant.


> Some of the bugs are related to the makefile parser and this causes real 
> problems.

That is, problems which stop you getting your work done, not just special
boundary cases you can dream up to break things.

Are you talking about just plain good old fashioned bugs, where things
hang/crash/don't work, or incompatibilities with POSIX, as was being
alleged by the OP?  Any chance of you giving us an example?

Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)
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