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Re: [tlug] Peeling onions.
- Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 15:30:56 +0900
- From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] Peeling onions.
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>>>>> "ijw" == ijw <email@example.com> writes: >> On the other hand, while you clearly can write operating >> systems in C++, Modula-3, and Lisp, where are you going to get >> the reasonable-quality implementations except from GNU? ijw> Pay money? ;-) Paying money is acceptable to me; the licenses that go with price > zero mostly are not. (I don't say "non-free" because I don't have a problem with many non-free licenses, a classic example being the Aladdin Ghostscript license, while on the contrary some "free" licenses are abhorrent, specifically the GFDL.) ijw> - The HURD, for all its faults, is a great environment for ijw> experimenting with user-level APIs and filesystems, because ijw> you can effectively replace OS functionality. You can do that with Darwin, too, since it's also based on the Mach kernel. -- Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences http://turnbull.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp University of Tsukuba Tennodai 1-1-1 Tsukuba 305-8573 JAPAN Ask not how you can "do" free software business; ask what your business can "do for" free software.
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