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Re: Bug#139792: emacs21: Press PageDown, get infinite loop

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Bug#139792: emacs21: Press PageDown, get infinite loop
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 16:00:16 -0600 (MDT)

    >   Linux is a Unix clone written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with
    >   assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net.
    >   It aims towards POSIX compliance. 

That isn't true--I am sad to see that the kernel developers are
distributing this inaccurate statement.  See

    >   It is distributed under the GNU General Public License - see the
    >   accompanying COPYING file for more details. 

The kernel is released under the GNU GPL, but the whole system--the
Unix clone--is not.  It includes components such as X11, GNU libc,
Apache, TeX, etc., which have other licenses.

The kernel developers ought to know this.  How did they manage to
overlook it?  It appears that they were fooled by their own confusing
practice of calling the whole system "Linux."  Fooled, as millions of
others have been fooled.  How ironic!

Could Debian correct these release notes to prevent them from
confusing anyone else in the same way?  Rob, could you ask?

Meanwhile, the problem did not happen for me, but it probably
depends on the screen height.  What was that?

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