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Re: standards.texi language cleanup

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: standards.texi language cleanup
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 20:23:20 +0200
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Hi Karl,

* Karl Berry wrote on Fri, May 19, 2006 at 07:19:41PM CEST:
>             * doc/standards.texi (System Portability): Spell out `free BSD
>             variants', instead of using the term `*BSD'.
> Before I bother rms with this, can you please explain to me the
> objection to "*BSD"?

AFAIR it alludes to controversies between the BSD camps.
No, I don't have a public source for this, I'd have to ask
(should I?).  I thought this was more commonly known (with
me being the exception that didn't know) or seen that way.
If that's not the case, I'm unsure if it's worth bothering.


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