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Re: GNU Emacs release dates

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: Re: GNU Emacs release dates
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 19:10:33 +0000 (UTC)

My memory is that DEC pursued the legal cases that Gosling (or the
company he was with) was bringing against companies that used GNU
Emacs.  DEC won.  The GNU Emacs code was OK.

>From the point of view of an outsider, it looked that Gosling was
bringing a case which most companies would not fight in court.  The
anti-GNU Emacs case was that any MBA would see that the payment sought
by Gosling would cost less than a legal case, even if the legal case
was won.  Moreover, no MBA would figure a ban on GNU Emacs would be
worth anything since it involved free markets and software freedom,
not monopoly or other restriction.

    Robert J. Chassell                         
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