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Re: [Q]: GNU inetutils and debian inetutils not in sync??

On Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 07:20:23AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> GNU inetutils is a FSF implementation, ours is the original BSD.
> The FSF is re-implementing long existing code so that they can GPL it.

Uh, this is dead wrong, at least in the case of inetutils.  The GNU inetutils
started out as a port of the BSD code to the GNU Hurd platform, and it was done
by Miles Bader.  In a desire to do the right thing, the code was actually
modified to be portable across many systems.  There are plans to do more with
the code (new features etc).

Of course the package is GPL'ed (just like sysklogd is GPL'ed, although it
is forked from the BSD code), but that is not the motivation.


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