Re: ircII is now free.
On Jun 09, Anthony Towns decided to present us with:
> I wonder if we'd like to make a press release about this? Initial
> sentiment on the IRC channel is quite positive, but I thought I'd
> ask here as well.
Yes I think so. Not the first case of almost-free software being
1: Enlightenment used to have as a license "GPL except you can't
use it in any system from Microsoft Corp". This inspired a
clause in the Free Software Guidelines, and upon insistence from
debian it became GPL.
2: ncftp was non-free, but libreadline is GPL not LGPL, so they
had to make ncftp GPL.
RedHat for one doesn't care for this, so I think it's one of the
examples of what Debian is doing for Free Software with its
clear and visible ideological organization.
Howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night...
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