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Re: --version output change proposal

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: --version output change proposal
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:35:32 +0100
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address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:

> rms and I have been batting around the --version output stuff.
> Here's what we seem to be settling on:
>  sort (GNU coreutils) 6.4
>  Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>  License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses>
>  This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
>  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
> rms wanted to have some extra words in there.  He wrote:
>     Remember, our goal is NOT merely to give experts information.
>     We need to be looking for opportunities to spread the basic
>     ideas of free software.   Never focus on the former in a way
>     that ignores the latter.
> So the new text above has the machine parsable license id (after
> License:), but also a one-line expansion of its meaning.  And a few
> words about what free software means.  And the shorter warranty line.
> If any comments, let me know before we inscribe it into standards.texi ...

I suppose lib/version.c in gnulib should be modified too?


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