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From: Matthew C. Tedder
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]PHILOSOPHY file
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 23:31:56 -0800

> John wrote:
> > This much I agree: The form of a PHILOSOPHY file should be handled by
> > debate and Core group involvement: sent in, sent back, queried, revised,
> > reiterated, proofread, and perfected, and finally buried in soft peat
> > for six months and recycled as butane Bics before it goes into anyone's
> > CVS tree. At that point it should be considered one of those LOCKED in
> > files. Not subject to change by submitters.

And very importantly--it should remain possible to put ones software under
the GPL and exclude the Philosophy file.  This is necessary for those who
technically agree witht he GPL but do not necessarilly agree with the
Philosophy.  GPLing the software alone is still in the
interest of the Free Software Movement, whether or not
the copyright owner fully subscribes to this Philosophy.


> This would be satisfactory, I suppose.  But it must be static
> before I'll put it in the distribution.  The CVS tree is not the
> place to carry out a flame war.
> I also want to simplify things for the developers.  If we have
> half a dozen projects with several dozen source repositories,
> it will quickly become impossible to keep them all in sync.
> Portable.NET currently has 4 repositories: pnet, pnetlib,
> treecc, and cscctest.  It's not just one file for me - it's 4,
> maybe more if we split other components out of pnet in
> the future.
> Referring people back to the Web site puts the information
> in one place, and makes it easier to maintain.
> Cheers,
> Rhys.
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