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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Bug#139792: emacs21: Press PageDown, get infinite loop
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 09:36:59 +0300 (IDT)

On 16 Apr 2002, David Kastrup wrote:

> >     >   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.

That's debatable.  A system without those components would be much less
useful than with them.  I.e. it would be much less of ``a system''.

In any case, since Debian distributes all of these components as part of
a whole, that distribution defines a ``system'', even if that's not the
only possible definition of a system (which seems to be the cause of your

> 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.

The issue here is that various parts of a system distributed by Debian
have different licenses, so a kind of grab-all statement cited above is

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