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Re: X11 Mac OS X 10.3 emacs fink: only terminal?


From: Joe Corneli
Subject: Re: X11 Mac OS X 10.3 emacs fink: only terminal?
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 20:11:09 -0600

   In article <address@hidden>,
    Joe Corneli <address@hidden> wrote:

   >    On 2004-12-13, Joe Corneli <address@hidden> wrote:
   >    > Aqua is not free software
   > 
   >    Look at the subject: the OP has already bought Aqua.  You must be one of
   >    those darwin purists I keep hearing about :)
   > 
   > It isn't about what you buy, its about what you use.
   > 
   > If there is an option, recommend the free option.  If there is no free
   > option, there is nothing to recommend.  This is GNU policy, and on
   > help*gnu*emacs it applies equally to free software purists and other
   > contributors.

   But the software that's bundled with the computer has pretty much always 
   been considered acceptable.  The GPL even refers to this in its 
   exception for components that are included with the OS or compiler.

I'm not saying it is unacceptable to use Emacs under Aqua, I'm saying
that it isn't "better".  The OP was asking for help with X11, and it
seems inappropriate to suggest a nonfree replacement.

 "don't imply that the proprietary program enhances your program, or
  that its existence is in any way a good thing."





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