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ZDNet: Free at last... sort of

Jan 12, 2000, 04:57 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Leibovitch)

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"As of January 1, one of the oldest "free" software projects has become actually free enough to be discovered by the Linux community... The program is Kermit, possibly Columbia University's best-known contribution to the computer world. Its latest release, introduced New Year's Day, has a new license that will finally allow Kermit to take its rightful place among the pillars of free software."

"Kermit (named after the Muppet, with permission) started out in early 1981 as a file-transfer protocol designed to offer maximum reliability and flexibility."

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