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Re: "vendor branch"

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: "vendor branch"
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 15:35:33 -0400 (EDT)

Richard Stallman writes:
> I suspected it was something like that.  The problem with this
> terminology is the assumption that the original version of the program
> came to you from a "vendor".  That assumption essentially denies the
> existence of organizations such as the FSF, or the CVS developers
> likewise, which develop software but are not vendors.

Although it is a bit of a misnomer, it's well entrenched in the CVS
vernacular, so I'm loathe to change it.  If it makes you feel any
better, the second definition of "vend" in my dictionary is "to
publish", which seems entirely reasonable.

-Larry Jones

These things just seem to happen. -- Calvin

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