Subject: Re: Free software maintenance
From: "Joel N. Weber II" <devnull@gnu.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 03:16:41 -0500 (EST)

   But no centralized authority is needed; good programs that
   FSF actively rejects, develops its own versions of, and attempts to
   disown can still survive and thrive.  The Linux kernel is the largest
   such example.

RMS has said that he'd be willing to consider the Linux kernel a part of
the GNU project if Linus wanted that, but it doesn't seem that Linus wants
Linux considered a part of GNU.