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


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Bug#139792: emacs21: Press PageDown, get infinite loop
Date: 16 Apr 2002 01:20:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.50

address@hidden (Richard Stallman) writes:

>     > WHAT IS LINUX?
>     >
>     >   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
> http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html.
> 
>     >   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.

X11, Apache or TeX are not part of Unix, they just run under it.  In
contrast, the C library, which glibc provides an alternative
implementation of, is.  So you seem to demand people to draw a fine
line of distinction which you are not exactly placing correctly,
either.  How ironic.

> 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!

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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