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Re: Matt Assay Tells the Truth

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Matt Assay Tells the Truth
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 13:41:09 -0500
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Rjack wrote:
The X window system X10R3 was released in the spring of *1986* under the MIT license.

The GPLv1 wasn't written until February 1989. Richard Stallman was there at MIT during the years 1986 - 1989 during which time he decided to hijack the MIT license.

Ironic that you should mention X Window, since it illustrates
why software should be under the GPL. For a few months, before
community pressure foiled the plan, the X Consortium and the
Open Group tried to make X Window proprietary.

See <>.

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