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Re: gds.el --- Emacs interface to Google Desktop Search

From: Hubert Chan
Subject: Re: gds.el --- Emacs interface to Google Desktop Search
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 21:35:26 -0700
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On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 20:12:10 -0500, "Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> said:

> Is Google Desktop Search a non-free program?  I think that it is.  If
> so, people should not be installing it on their computers.  (The same
> is true of Apple's iTunes software.)

> Also, it is not a good thing to release software that only runs on
> Windows.  Doing so effectively encourages people to use Windows, which
> is exactly what we want to discourage.

> Is it feasible to write a free replacement for Google Desktop Search?

Beagle[1] is probably the closest that we have right now.


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