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Re: normal vs. rescue mode commands

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: normal vs. rescue mode commands
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2004 15:54:33 +0200
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At Wed, 9 Jun 2004 15:12:58 +0200,
Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 June 2004 14:48, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > What's does the FSF actually advice about this?
> I don't know. You can ask it yourself.
> > I'm sure a lot of 
> > other GNU projects violate patents.
> Be specific. Otherwise, it's just a FUD.
> GNU has been making effort on avoiding patents and trying to make 
> alternatives. A good example is gzip. This was made due to a patent on 
> compress. The FSF forces GNU maintainers not to use GIF due to the 
> well-known LZW patent. If there are patent infringements in GNU 
> Software, I'm very sure that RMS wants to make alternatives.

Well, as we've seen, JPEG is also patented. The problem of patents is
that there are so many and most of them are very broad. But enough
about this. I hope that we can stop this nonsense becoming reality in

I still think the 8.3 limitations for filenames is awkward. Certainly
because most people won't be using fat as their booting
partition. And the files of GRUB Legacy don't fit 8.3 either.

Jeroen Dekkers

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