Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th May 2009 22:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes And another week passes us by. This week we were informed about two projects replacing some GNU software with alternatives, FreeBSD, KDE, OpenOffice.org, and Windows 7 did new releases, Psystar replied to Apple's allegations (and the Apple world completely ignored it), and Chrome users were the most up-to-date with their browsers. This week's my take is a prelude to the one for next week.
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RE: moving away from gnu software?
by JoeBuck on Mon 11th May 2009 17:17 UTC in reply to "moving away from gnu software?"
JoeBuck
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2006-01-11

eglibc is completely GNU software, with all copyrights assigned to the Free Software Foundation. It's an effort to bypass a recalcitrant release manager. If Drepper doesn't learn to work and play well with others soon, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Free Software Foundation eventually de-recognizing his branch and calling the eglibc branch the official GNU libc. That's exactly what happened with the egcs split, and the eglibc people are following the exact same model.

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