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bug#14732: Package dos-mode for ELPA

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: bug#14732: Package dos-mode for ELPA
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:28:23 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> Last time I checked, csh comes with a BSD license.
> I guess I confused it with ksh, sorry.

Which is also available as free software (CPL), and is packaged by
Debian, Red Hat, etc.

> And ksh is not the worst offender: look in sh-script, and you will see
> there, in addition to ksh, also rc from Plan 9 and even (gasp!) SCO's
> oash.
> If we care so much about not supporting non-free shells, why do we
> have all those in sh-script?

Accidents of ancient history, I guess.

> The point is that we should discourage non-free software regardless of
> whether it comes from Microsoft, SCO, AT&T, or you-name-it.


> Currently, we are biased in that respect.

I disagree.

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