Subject: Re: Perl OS? (was: torvalds)
From: Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen@xemacs.org>
Date: 22 Oct 2001 21:13:14 +0900

>>>>> "Simon" == Simon Cozens <simon@netthink.co.uk> writes:

    >> BTW, isn't it Perl half a GNU component, due to its dual
    >> license?

    Simon> Having a GPL makes you a GNU component? Surely not.

No.  Perl is a full-fledged GNU component if and only if rms says it
is, just like X11 and TeX.  Having some free license is necessary, of
course, but GPL is neither necessary nor sufficient.

You have a problem with that?

-- 
Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences     http://turnbull.sk.tsukuba.ac.jp
University of Tsukuba                    Tennodai 1-1-1 Tsukuba 305-8573 JAPAN
              Don't ask how you can "do" free software business;
              ask what your business can "do for" free software.