Pine and Pico Article

Bradley Bell bradleyb at
Wed Jul 4 11:43:11 PDT 2001

On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 09:27:15PM -0700, Tony Cota wrote:

> At 3:33 PM -0700 7/3/01, Lawrence Lin wrote:

> >"The University of Washington's Pine mailer. A popular piece of software,

> >indeed, as is its editor component, Pico. So much so that most people turn a

> >blind eye to its license: a license, I feel, that is as bad as anything that

> >has ever come out of Redmond."[1]


> It was a nice piece of anti-Pine FUD. I didn't think it was a great

> article. The Pine license, IMHO, is just not that big a deal. I wrote

> the author though, and expressed a few criticisms of his article. If

> you want, I'll post them with his reply, if I get one.

> --

it's bad enough to keep debian from distributing binaries. you have to
compile it yourself.


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