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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Emacs GPL violation and a mature response

Actually it should read as non compliance but I'll go with what I see on the interwebs.   Anyways, it appears that some grammar files are not included in the distribution and Dr. Stallman rightly acknowledgement the error and suggested a remediation.

What I don't understand is, why people are worked up over this.  It appears to be a mistake and the developers are trying to fix it.  It's not like they bundled it and made a few millions of it and then got pantsed.  I always thought that it'd be a kinder version of 'cease and desist' or else....they themselves stop distribution of their own code.

Anyways, here's another take on the same, mirroring my own views in a more mature fashion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

People are worked up over this because :

1. Admit it, it’s hilarious;
2. When BigCorp, Inc. makes a similar mistake, by accident as well, the free software community makes a big fuss out of it.