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Re: Bug#139945: ITP: prokyon3 -- a multithreaded MP3 manager and tag editor for Linux.

On Wed, 2002-03-27 at 16:10, Stephen Ryan wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-03-27 at 10:21, Jeroen Dekkers wrote: 
> > Yes, first of all they forget to give GNU credit. You should not do
> > that for RMS' ego, but because the project deserves it, they wrote a
> > big part of the OS and made Linux possible. 
> I'd like to refer to the following article put forth by the FSF:
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/bsd.html
> All UC Berkeley ever wanted was that people give them credit, and RMS
> took the time to write an essay which is permanently enshrined on the
> FSF web site and conduct a personal campaign to stop it.  

I think you misunderstand.  If you read that article, it is clear that
RMS was unhappy with the practical problems that resulted from the
advertising clause.  He wasn't objecting to the advertising itself:

"That did not cause any particular problem, because including one
sentence in an ad is not a great practical difficulty."

I don't see how anyone with an even mediocre command of the English
language can read that article and come to the conclusion that RMS
didn't want BSD to get credit or something silly like that.

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