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RE: Editor and sensible-editor

When I started using Debian, I was also a little startled at not having

Then I learned about joe (which provides a pico emulation via the command
'jpico'), and all was happy in the universe.

It would be nice if joe could be a main editor.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Starner [mailto:dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org]
Sent: Monday, June 14, 1999 7:55 AM
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org; debian-legal@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Editor and sensible-editor

At 07:48 AM 6/14/99 -0500, Adam Rogoyski wrote:
>On Mon, 14 Jun 1999, Joseph Carter wrote:
>> Not even.  pico CANNOT be packaged for Debian!  The best that can be done
>> is offer the source and let you build it yourself.
>> To be blunt:  Tough.  Convince UW to make pico free software and get it
>> into main, then convince people that it needs to be installed as part of
>> the base system.  Then we can talk about adding it as a panic option.
>   The copyright for Pine and Pico has been updated on June 2nd and seems
>less restrictive, http://www.washington.edu/pine/overview/legal.html.
>Does it still fail the Debian Free Software guidelines?

Definetly. "Redistribution of this release is permitted as follows, " where
as follows is not pretty much anything is not DFSG. It's not clear to me 
whether Debian can distribute modified binaries, though, which is one of
the big questions.
David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org (alternately dvdeug@hotmail.com)
"I would weep, but my tears have been stolen; I would shout, but my voice
has been taken. Thus, I write." - Tragic Poet

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