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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?

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