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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] GNU/non-GNU distinction

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] GNU/non-GNU distinction
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 17:51:12 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:23:51AM +0000, Noah Slater wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 05:30:35PM -0600, Karl Berry wrote:
> > In addition to what the others wrote ... well, it is simply a
> > fundamental distinction.  GNU packages have been accepted as part of
> > GNU, and as you know there is a nontrivial process for that.  Non-GNU
> > packages have not.  I'm a bit baffled as to why you're asking.
> Sorry, in retrospect perhaps I worded my question confusingly.
> What I really meant to ask is why is there is a distinction made like this:
> I agree that it's an important distinction to make, but I was wondering if it
> would make more sense to have everything under and
> differentiate using a different set of page templates or similar for GNU.

I think it's good to have the '' URL, because this prevents
people from believing a non-GNU project is GNU. When people see
something at, they usually assume endorsement (I even remember
a teacher believing flex was GNU because it was hosted somewhere at


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