Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2008 21:29 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Richard Stallman, industry activist and founder of the Free Software Foundation has - once again - relinquished his role as maintainer of the phenomenally successful GNU Extensible, Customizable, Display Editor (Emacs). The news was slipped out on the Emacs developers' forum and Stallman explained his reasons in a later interview.
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RE[3]: Comment by tyrione
by pinky on Wed 27th Feb 2008 11:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by tyrione"
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>Unfortunately for him, it seems that DNF has a higher chance of being released before then.

Yes... and do you know why? Because GNU isn't interested in replacing existing free software. GNUs interest is to create a free operating system. If parts are developed outside of GNU they are happy with it. That's why they also don't develop their own x.org for example. There is no need! So the concentrate on missing parts like GNU Classpath in the past or today Gnash and more (see: http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/priority.html)

You know... one of the big technical advantage of free software is that you don't have to invent the wheel again and again.

Edited 2008-02-27 11:51 UTC

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