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Is it time for Free software to move on?

Nov 10, 2010, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

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"A remarkable continuity underlies free software, going all the way back to Richard Stallman's first programs for his new GNU project. And yet within that continuity, there have been major shifts: are we due for another such leap?

"In the beginning, RMS (Richard Matthew Stallman) was focussed on creating a Unix-like system:

"To begin with, GNU will be a kernel plus all the utilities needed to write and run C programs: editor, shell, C compiler, linker, assembler, and a few other things. After this we will add a text formatter, a YACC, an Empire game, a spreadsheet, and hundreds of other things. We hope to supply, eventually, everything useful that normally comes with a Unix system, and anything else useful, including on-line and hard copy documentation."

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