In article <PETE.93Aug8134...@tatjana.rice.edu>,
Pete Keleher <p...@cs.rice.edu> wrote
> I don't agree w/ Stallman's absurd proposition that allI'm glad you are so fond of the free software available to the Unix world.
> software should be free, but I do enjoy contributing to a body of freely
> available software. Think of all the free software available on unix
> machines. Kind of neat, yes? (Even more to the point, my own software has
> draws substatially from public domain sources.)
However, you are mistaken in your belief that you contribute to it as a
1. The free Unix code you admire is distributed as source code. How do you
2. The free Unix code can, in most instances, be reused by any other
3. Shareware is not "free", nor "freely available". Shareware is a commercial
I wrote some of the original code in the GNU "diff" program. (It has since
David Hayes mer...@lerami.lerctr.org
David S. Hayes mer...@lerami.lerctr.org
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