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SubjectRe: Aunt Tillie builds a kernel (was Re: ISA hardware discovery -- the elegant solution)
Alan Cox <>:
> > Where did your assumption that Melvin has the canned config files to
> > do that still available come from? More fundamentally: which should
> > he *have* to have those configs available?
> Because the GPL says he's entitled to them ?

You miss my point. Sure he's entitled to them. But why should he
*have to have them*? They're extra state which, in the presence
of a proper autoconfigurator, he doesn't need.
<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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include all men capable of bearing arms. [...] To preserve liberty it is
essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be
taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.
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