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Bug#183860: RMS's comment on this bug is mostly irrelevant. :-/

On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 07:37:12PM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> On Jan 1, 2004, at 17:05, Branden Robinson wrote:
> >>  % As a special exception, when this file is read by TeX when 
> >>processing
> >>  % a Texinfo source document, you may use the result without
> >>  % restriction.  (This has been our intent since Texinfo was 
> >>invented.)
> >
> >Can we ask for upstream's permission to apply this exception to our
> >current version of texinfo, in the event a new upstream release is not
> >made before sarge releases?
> "(This has been our intent since Texinfo was invented.)" seems like a 
> pretty clear answer to that question.

I would have thought so, but I've learned how dangerous it is to presume
that people will see things the way I do.  :)

G. Branden Robinson                |     The Rehnquist Court has never
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     encountered a criminal statute it
branden@debian.org                 |     did not like.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- John Dean

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