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Re: gnuplot


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: gnuplot
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:13:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden> writes:

> It was stated there that GNU mailing lists do not
> allow promotion of non-"free" software. So - if
> gnuplot is apparently not kosher - what is the
> official stance on this very thread? I'm asking
> because it was stated in that discussion that
>
>> [Redacted] is non-free software, and people should
>> not install it, or suggest installing it, or even
>> tell people it exists.
>
> and in another post
>
>> Please stop using the GNU mailing lists to promote
>> proprietary software.

"Promote" in the sense hitting the big drum (almost as
in advertisement if a commercial product), that would
be a bit strange, and definitely unwelcome if done in
isolation, but none of that was the case here.

OT: What I really wanted to tell you: when you quote,
don't use the '>' (or nested '>>' etc.) unless it has
appeared previously in the very thread. Take a look at
this screenshot [1] to understand why.

If you want to make it look nice, do it like this:

    [Redacted] is non-free software, and people should
    not install it, or suggest installing it, or even
    tell people it exists.

That's [C-u C-x TAB] (and C-q, if needed).

[1] http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573/quote.png

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