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Re: RPM package for WHOIS

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: RPM package for WHOIS
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 11:59:02 -0800

On Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 10:17:43AM -0500, Alain Magloire wrote:

> >  >BTW, I was surprised to see that the package description in the debian
> >  >control file calls this package "The GNU whois client".  The GNU project's
> >  >whois client is jwhois  http://www.gnu.org/software/jwhois/jwhois.html
> > I'm surprised to hear that, because my program is going to be part of
> > the next release of GNU inetutils.
> You should bring this up to RMS.  He's the one who pointed out your
> program for possible inclusion.  In general, the FSF tries to avoid
> duplication, but that is not a rule, and you will find many maintainers
> in (friendly) competition.

I had mentioned to (Jonas?  I think Jonas is the one maintaining this) 
that there was 2 versions of whois already in Inetutils, and the he 
should consider colaborating.  I don't think I ever got a response.

I am a Unitarian *Universalist* - RUAUU2? =)

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