Pine and Pico Article

Bradley Bell bradleyb at u.washington.edu
Wed Jul 4 12:02:56 PDT 2001


On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 11:47:26AM -0700, Justin Huff wrote:

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

> > compile it yourself.

> IMHO, Debian likes to make big deals about very small issues. Purity first

> functionality later.

> --Justin (A proud slackware user:))


It might seem like a small issue, but debian isn't going to change its rules
to accomodate the UW. That's great if slackware distributes a modified
pine binary (for which they must have a special license from the UW), but if
somebody else wants to make a "super-slackware" and redistributes slackware
pine, they can be sued.

-brad


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