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    SubjectRe: GPLv3 Position Statement

    >> >The last Q. is how good is the almost forgotten Hurd kernel?
    >>
    >> Wild guess: At most on par with Minix.
    >
    >...and here's a thing that most people forget: good code simply doesn't
    >care about ideology, and ideology often does the wrong technical decisions
    >because it's not about practical issues.
    >
    >The watch-word in Linux development has been "pragmatism". That's probably
    >part of what drives the FSF wild about Linux in the first place. I care
    >about _practical_ issues, not about wild goose chases.
    >
    >If I weren't into computers, I'd be in science. And the rules in science
    >are the same: you simply can't do good science if you start with an
    >agenda. If you say that you'll never touch high-energy physics because
    >you find the atom bomb to be morally reprehensible, that's your right, but
    >you have to also realize that then you can never actually understand the
    >world, and do everything you may need to do.
    >[...]
    >In many ways, the GPLv3 is about "religion". They limit the technology
    [...]

    Oops, I think we misunderstand each other right now. I took the above question
    as how functional (=good) is Hurd. I did not mean to talk about licensing here.



    Jan Engelhardt
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