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Re: [Help-smalltalk] GNU Smalltalk

From: mokurai
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] GNU Smalltalk
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 15:20:56 -0500
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On Sun, December 23, 2012 12:37 pm, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> Il 23/12/2012 18:19, Richard Stallman ha scritto:
>> You have a right to your views; they are based partly on real
>> problems, but not entirely.
>> Thanks nonetheless for what you have contributed over the years.  We
>> will look for new maintainers for the GNU packages that you were the
>> maintainer of.

Thank you, Richard. Some on another mailing list have taken umbrage at
Paolo's remarks on your behalf, and I have tried to calm the waters.

> Thank you very much for the appreciation.  Like many other packages in
> the set of "Unix command line utilities", neither GNU sed nor GNU grep
> need a lot of time.  Paul Eggert is already handling grep and
> contributed to sed in the past.


> I wish all the best to the GNU project, and I hope that the real
> problems will be corrected.

Thank you for your continuing work on GNU Smalltalk, which is important to
my work with One Laptop Per Child and Sugar Labs. I am one of those
writing the Etoys Reference Manual, including most of the work on Squeak.

We have several other manuals on Etoys.

Having access to pure and well-documented Smalltalk has been a great help
to me.

RMS has taken considerable interest in our work, even adopting an OLPC XO
as his main computer briefly, as the Freest hardware available until the
next, even Freer computer appeared. We have eliminated the proprietary
BIOS in favor of Open Firmware (BSD license), and we have moved on from
the Marvell 88W8388 WLAN chip, with its proprietary on-chip microkernel,
to the Marvell 88w8686, so I hope RMS will take another look.

> Paolo
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Edward Mokurai
Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.

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