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Re: Hurd Mission Statement

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Hurd Mission Statement
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 09:39:51 +0200
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On Thursday, 4. June 2009 13:45:55 Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> And I just spotted something missing: The word "free" :)

I forgot to add the reasoning: 

Even though people who know GNU should know that GNU only uses free software, 
but this mission statement will (hopefully) also be read by people who don't 
(yet) know much about GNU philosophy. And adding these four letters suffices 
to tell them the essence without relying on previous knowledge: The Hurd is 
intended to be free and general purpose, and the GNU OS should run on it. 

People who don't know GNU can then just go to the main domain and read up what 
it is ("OK, it does Unix and is free"), but to digest the philosophy is a much 
longer task. 

Best wishes, 

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