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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Linus' gang: "abandon the current GPLv3

From: Keith Thompson
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Linus' gang: "abandon the current GPLv3 process before it becomes too late"
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 00:36:26 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <> writes:
> Keith Thompson <> writes:
>> David Kastrup <> writes:
>>> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
>> [...]
>>>> What is Emacs?
>>> Pretty much the most-used general-purpose editor under Unix-like
>>> operating systems.
>>>> C'mon, dak. Only (fine nines) retarded fanatics like your comrade
>>>> ams use that torturous editor.
>>> Care to mention an editor on Unix-like systems that would be used more
>>> often?
>> [...]
>> Possibly vi and its derivatives.
> Things that are _called_ vi, you mean.

No, I meant "vi and its derivatives", and I meant to include vim as a
"derivative" of vi.  My use of the term "derivatives" was fairly
informal; if you don't consider vim to be a "derivative" of vi, I'll
accept that.  (I certainly didn't intend to refer to the question of
what is or is not a "derived work".)

>> I have no idea whether vi or emacs is used more often, it doesn't
>> matter to me one way or the other, and it's not particularly
>> relevant to this discussion, but it's at least plausible that vi is
>> used more than emacs.  (Personally, I use both.  No, really.)
> More likely something like vim and Emacs.  Not so many people actually
> use vi nowadays.

I use vim on some systems, nvi on others; the latter is a direct
descendant of the original vi.

Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith)  <>
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