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Re: [OT] Re: [Fwd: [LIP] Fw: Boycott Caldera/SCO Products]



On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 12:38:42PM -0500, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-03-09 at 19:37, csj@mindgate.net wrote:
> > > On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 12:39:19PM -0500, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> > > > On Saturday 08 March 2003 05:55 am, Sharninder wrote:
> > > > > This, therefore, is a call to boycott all Caldera and SCO
> > > > > products.  Do not use or recommend the use of:
> > > > >
> > > > > * Caldera OpenLinux
> > > > > * SCO Linux
> > > > > * SCO OpenServer
> > > > > * SCO UnixWare
> > > > 
> > > > So wouldn't that also mean boycotting OSDN -- sites like
> > > > Freshmeat, Sourceforge, and Slashdot?

OK, I'm a dumbass, what's the link between OSDN and SCO/Caldera?  Just
the whole formerly-Free-now-proprietary software thing?  Slashdot should
be boycotted on principle anyway, what with the various editorial abuses
and acts of stupidity :)

> SourceForge, while it has been an amazingly substantive freely available
> contribution to Open Source software and development efforts, is
> provided/backed by a company that has moved the new versions of the
> underlying software running the system to a "less than free" product (I
> haven't read the current license so I'm not sure *just* how unfree it
> is, but I have read numerous comments wondering about the risk of the
> plug someday being pulled on the less than "financially free" expense of
> running SourceForge) 

It seems that SourceForge is now completely proprietary software; the
last release of any code was, IIRC, September 2001.  They kept promising
a release in August last year, but it still hasn't happened.  

> while Savannah is a FSF/GNU Project iiuc, based
> on/derived from the last free version of SourceForge software.

Yeah, there are a bunch of forks from the last Free release around.
freshmeat.net, funnily enough, probably has the complete list :-)

-- 
Rob Weir <rweir@ertius.org>				http://ertius.org/

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