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Re: [OT] Re: configure script

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [OT] Re: configure script
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 17:17:59 +0300

On 13 Jun 2002, David Kastrup wrote:

> > If you really cared, you could start a poll yourself.
> What I care about is limiting the damage RMS manages to inflict on
> the GNU project.  Since RMS has stated in advance that the outcome of
> such a poll could and must not change the way in which he feels fit
> to fight for his cause, it would be an exercise in futility.

I doubt that.  An opinion of a sufficient number of maintainers with 
credentials is hard to ignore.

> The
> whole "Open Source" splitoff did not came about because people did
> not care about Free Software: a certain indication of that is the
> prevalent use of the GPL on such software.  It simply came about
> because people became embarrassed to be working for the cause of Free
> Software under Richard's banner and auspices.

>From my perspective, that splitoff happened because some people couldn't 
make themselves work with RMS as a person.  It's that simple; everything 
else you hear is rationalizations.

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