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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 12:21:30 +0200

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> 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''.

Debatable?  For somone that already cried "foul!" if the "Linux"
moniker is extended over more than just the kernel proper, it is
debatable whether "Unix" should not encompass everything that may be
made to run under it?

> 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 disagreement).

And Debian calls it GNU/Linux.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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