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

On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 03:56:47PM +0200, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 06:29:45PM -0500, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > All they would ever allow themselve to do is to ask you to give them
> > credit.  You are allowed to deny them their wish.  Now, you and many
> > people seem to be annoyed that they insist on their wish, and repeat on
> > every occasion.  Why does that make you so uncomfortable?  Maybe it
> > makes some people uncomfortable because it encourages them to think
> > about more about free software, and about the political stance.  Whereas
> > some people seem to be more happy with ignoring it entirely.
> Speaking for myself, it makes me uncomfortable for two reasons:
>   1.  The FSF is asking for _more_ credit than we give to other groups
>       that have provided major parts of our operating system.  I'm
>       thinking of MIT and BSD here, as well as the groups behind Perl
>       and Apache.  I'm forgetting lots of groups here, but that's
>       part of my point.

Because the FSF has done _more_ things and has been _more_
important. Also there is a clear reason for the name GNU/Linux: The
only place where the idea of free software is good expressed is at the
GNU page.

>   2.  The Debian OS is _not_ an instance of the GNU project.  It doesn't
>       qualify, because it contains references to non-free software.
>       (For the context of this argument, consider if "Debian GNU/Solaris"
>       would be an appropriate name for a Solaris port.)

I don't see why not, but I think solaris doesn't comply with the
DFSG. NetBSD does, the NetBSD port is called Debian GNU/NetBSD.

Jeroen Dekkers
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