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

On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 03:43:27AM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> 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.

Stop combatting hysteria with the facts.  Don't you know that's not how
this Project is supposed to work?

G. Branden Robinson                |
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