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

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: New Software License idea: "The Freedom License."
Date: 23 May 2006 22:22:09 GMT

In article <ovqv4e.lb1.ln@acm.acm>, Alan Mackenzie  <> wrote:
>Joerg Schilling <> wrote on 23 May 2006 19:14:34 GMT:

>> 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.

As many people who are on e.g. Linux and don't know a more POSIX compliant 
make program although there is "smake", these people write makefiles that
only work in case that the GNU make bugs are present. This is one of the most 
nasty reasons for non-portable programs today.

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