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SubjectRE: What's in a name?
On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 wrote:

> what early distribution? grep gpl and lgpl...
> -- DM.

Yggdrasl (or however you spell it). Most binary files have
the date of Feb 26, 1996. Many text files have the date of
July 11, 1995. I have sources, many with the dates of
Aug 31, 1992:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root bin 4502 Aug 31 1992 CHANGES
-rw-r--r-- 1 root bin 1658 Aug 31 1992 README
-rw-r--r-- 1 root bin 2029 Aug 31 1992 brac.c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root bin 11258 Aug 31 1992 ch.c
-rw-r--r-- 1 root bin 3534 Aug 31 1992 charset.c

In those days very few persons even heard of GPL.

These are the only gpl or GPL strings found in any binaries.

sub showGPL {
last if (/^{END OF GPL COPYRIGHT}$/) ;
last if (/^{END OF GPL CONDITIONS}$/) ;
&showGPL unless $QUIET ;
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label .about.gpl3 -text "Pulic License (GPL)"

Note that "Public" is even spelled incorrectly!

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
Why is the government concerned about the lunatic fringe? Think about it.

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