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Re: gEDA-user: Free Dog meetings at MIT starting this September!
On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 11:33:34AM -0400, Al Davis wrote:
> On Monday 16 August 2004 03:18 am, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > On Aug 13, 2004, at 5:02 PM, Karel Kulhavý wrote:
> > > Hey the MIT sounds familiar to me - didn't the free
> > > software revolution start there? Didn't Stallman work in
> > > MIT AI Lab?
> > Sigh. Free software has been the way of the UNIX world
> > for decades. Stallman *rode* it...he didn't invent it.
> If you read his own comments, you will see that he knows that.
> He was working on a project he thought was free, then the group
> leader took it proprietary, in effect stealing it from him and
> others in the development group. The real intent of GPL is to
> protect developers from losing their own work.
> Check out history of Macsyma and Maxima for more info.
Isn't it somehow connected with all the lisp, lispm, clisp and Symbolics
stuff that has been discussed recently here?