My recommendation would be to use an older Netscape 4.0x. I've seen some
horrendous memory leaks occur with 4.5-4.6. 4.61 might have them sealed, I
use it to make some simple changes to my web sites but I haven't had a
chance to watch it empirically.
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael G Schwern <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Jeramy B Smith <email@example.com>;
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; Sergio Brandano <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 14, 1999 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: netscape?
> On Sat, Aug 14, 1999 at 06:30:01AM -0500, Jeramy B Smith wrote:
> > > why is that LinuxPPC has the latest netscape communicator
> > > up and running but Debian does not?
> > >
> > > Sergio
> > I thought it was because Netscape 3,4 aren't totally free. Maybe 5 will
> > the Debian requirements.
> Debian has several different distributions. main, contrib, non-free
> and non-US. The main distribution only allows Free Software as
> defined by the Debian Free Software Guidelines
> (http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines). contrib and
> non-free are "not part of the Debian system, although it has been
> configured for use with Debian." Seems a pretty thin distinction to
> me, but at least the line is there.
> Anyhow, stuff like Netscape, which is just free beer, goes into
> non-free. Mozilla's (Netscape 5) NPL license allows it to go into the
> main distribution. They're both currently in the Powerpc distribution
> under non-free/web and main/web respectively. Mozilla is at M8
> (current milestone), Netscape is at 4.6 (looks like pieces of 4.61 are
> there). I don't know what the current version of Netscape is, but
> something tells me it doesn't make a whole lot of difference.
> I wonder, does MySQL's "Its free unless you're using Windows" license
> fail the "License Must Not Contaminate Other Software"?
> Michael G Schwern
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