Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 18:25 UTC
Debian and its clones Well, this is interesting. We already have a Mono item ruffling some feathers on OSNews today, but here we have the apparent news that Tomboy has become a default part of GNOME on Squeeze, the next release of Debian. Wait, what now? Update: I've updated the article with Fedora's position in all this. Read on! Update II: Josselin Mouette replies.
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RE: Why not?
by MacMan on Sat 13th Jun 2009 15:51 UTC in reply to "Why not?"
MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

I too have a HUGE problem with gnuplot. It has some very useful plotting features, but because of their license, I can not modify or use any portion of it in my open source apps. Sure, I can use it as it is, and call it from the command line, but that is about it.

I think the name is extremely misleading, I wish the FSF would do something about a blatant use of the GNU name. Say I wrote some application, called "Fred", and I decided to call it "Microsoft Fred" you bet MS Layers would be all over me.

I think it is probably fair for any app released under GPL, or LGPL to call itself gnu****, but something that is for all intents and purposes closed source like gnuplot, certainly not.

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RE[2]: Why not?
by vivainio on Sat 13th Jun 2009 16:34 in reply to "RE: Why not?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

I too have a HUGE problem with gnuplot.

Checked out matplotlib already?

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