[rescue] Re: Being jobless

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Jul 30 09:51:37 CDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 12:08:01AM -0700, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> >
> > This is why I wish we had a replacement of the GNU tools and compilers,
> > that didn't have these legal restrictions.
> >
> > I appreciate what GNU has done, but really, life is too short to deal
> > with politics on top of writing code.
> Part of the reason why we have those tools is because of the GPL, love it
> or hate it... I just find a bit ironic comments like those above. Had not
> been for those "politics" many people would not have bother to write that
> software to begin with :).

You are assuming nothing else would have come up.  This is a classic,
and incorrect argument.

Linux would likely have adopted the BSD toolset, for example.

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