Re: Corel's apt frontend
Raul Miller wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 04:23:36PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > FWIW, RMS also doesn't see a problem with this.
> Understood, but RMS didn't write dpkg.
> I think he'd be a little less sanguine about someone doing this
> with gcc.
I haven't seen RMS claim that Emacs, using gcc as a backend to compile
code, is a derivative work of gcc. Nor has he taken issue with NeXT
Project Builder calling gcc to compile code, or any of the other
development environments' (many of which could not exist without gcc)
usage of gcc to do what gcc was designed for in their normal operation.
Using a program to do what it's supposed to do, as underlying
functionality, is simply use. It does not create some obscure new
| Jeff Teunissen -- President, Dusk To Dawn Computing -- firstname.lastname@example.org
| Disclaimer: I am my employer, so anything I say goes for me too. :)
| dusknet.dhis.net is a black hole for email. Use my Reply-To address.
| Specializing in Debian GNU/Linux http://dusknet.dhis.net/~deek/