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Re: the RFC mess: tentative summary



On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 07:27:50PM +0100, Matthew Woodcraft wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Every single argument in support of shipping the RFCs with our
> > operating system could be applied just as well to the question of
> > shipping Netscape 4 in Debian (in years past), or qmail, or any number
> > of other /useful/, or /common/ pieces of software, or software written
> > by beings of goodwill.

> I can see one difference that might be relevant.

> One good solution to 'Netscape isn't free' was to write a free
> replacement. I don't think that option is available for RFCs. They're
> not typically worded rigorously enough to make it possible to come up
> with a different form of words with the same meaning.

Oh?  Which browser in the archive is a suitable free replacement for
Netscape, written from scratch? :)

-- 
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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