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Re: Looking for an advocate

On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 10:52:35PM -0700, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> Jens> I would like to be a full-blown Debian Developer, and therefore
> Jens> I need an advocate.  I maintain the following packages (see
> Jens> http://www.diku.dk/~jpsecher/debian.html)
> Jens> My short-term plans are to get mosml (a compiler) out of nonfree
> If you succeed that would be really great, it would make mosml the
> _only_ free and generally usable SML implementation.  I thought of
> packaging PolyML which I use, but a quick post on -legal made it clear
> that it's also non-free.

just use ocaml :)))

> I don't think freeing the CL code will be easy, though.  It doesn't
> just depend on the developers, but also on the INRIA bureaucrats, I am
> afraid.

Not sure, Xavier is the main copyright holder, and he can change the
copyright if he wants, i think. There may be other issues i guess, and
the INRIA legal department don't seem to be very aware of Free Software
issues, so ...


Sven Luther

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