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Re: State of the GNUnion 2020

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: State of the GNUnion 2020
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:25:33 -0500

   Thought experiment: what would GNU be if all of its packages
   stopped developing?  Dead, right?

Software that can be run, studied, redistributed, and modified is in a
state that is strarkly different than matter that is decaying in an
irreversiable chemical reaction -- i.e. death.

So lets not call software for dead, or alive.  Getting a program
running again is quite possible, but a dead chicken quite the

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