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This list is for serious discussion of freed software, the GNU Project,
the GNU Manifesto, and their implications. It's THE place for
discussion that is not appropriate in the other GNU mailing lists and
gnUSENET newsgroups.

Flaming is out of place. Tit-for-tat is not welcome. Repetition
should not occur.

Good READING and writing are expected. Before posting, wait a while,
cool off, and think.

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Don't use this group for complaints and bug reports about GNU software!
The maintainers don't read this group; they won't see your complaint.
Use the appropriate bug-reporting mailing list instead, so that people
who can do something about the problem will see it.

Don't trust pronouncements made on gnu-misc-discuss about what GNU is,
what FSF position is, what the GNU General Public License is, etc.,
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articles from host under directory ??

Someone from the Free Software Foundation will attempt to follow this
group as time and volume permits.

Remember, "GNUs Not Unix" and "gnUSENET is Not USENET". We have
higher standards!

Note that sending technical questions about specific GNU software to
gnu-misc-discuss is likely to be less useful than sending them to the
appropriate mailing list or gnUSENET newsgroup, since more technical
people read those.

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