Subject: Re: Is free software innovative ?
From: Rich Morin <>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 11:29:45 -0800

Innovation comes in many forms, including totally new applications,
improvements to old applications, and even new ways of combining
old applications.  Let's not restrict our definitions too tightly,
lest we throw out everything since the wheel!

Having said this, I would like to suggest a few Open Source projects
that strike me as including significant amounts of innovation:

   emacs			Stallman
   gcc			Stallman
   Icon			Griswold
   patch			Wall
   TeX, Metafont, etc.	Knuth

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