Message from discussion ANNOUNCE: GNU TeX 0.80 (beta)
From: vo...@math.berkeley.edu (Paul Vojta)
Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: GNU TeX 0.80 (beta)
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Organization: U.C. Berkeley Math. Department.
In article <36A8B5CB.F1F2B...@urbanophile.com>,
Aaron M. Renn <ar...@urbanophile.com> wrote:
>Peter Seebach wrote:
>> Essentially, the problem is, you can't wait until someone fulfills your goals
>> and then say "ah-hah! That's my goal, therefore, I can put my name on it."
>Did you just beam into this planet? The publicly stated goal of the GNU
>project has always been to create a free, Unix compatible operating system.
>I suggest you try reading the GNU manifesto. Nobody suddenly jumped up with
>the goal of writing a free operating system after it became a reality.
OK, so the problem is, you can't publicly announce a goal, plod along towards
an unrealistically perfect vision of that goal, and then when someone else
fulfulls that goal first, suddenly say, ``Ah-hah! That's my goal, therefore,
I can put my name on it.''
--Paul Vojta, vo...@math.berkeley.edu