glibc 2.2.4 Release Notes

Reinhard Mueller reinhard.mueller at
Tue Aug 21 12:05:16 UTC 2001

MJ Ray wrote:

> Joack at writes:
>>Surely it istn't the usual way for rms (as was claimed) to get involved in
>>other peoples projects, is it?
> Question: was RMS originally involved in glibc?

 From the ChangeLog.1 of glibc:

Tue Dec 31 03:38:30 1991  Richard Stallman  (rms at

Seems like he was involved _very_ originally :)

Actually most of glibc was originally written by Roland McGrath, who was 
paid by the FSF to do it, AFAIK.

 From :

"Free Software Foundation employees have written and maintained a number 
of GNU software packages. Two notable ones are the C library and the 
shell. The GNU C library is what every program running on a GNU/Linux 
system uses to communicate with Linux. It was developed by a member of 
the Free Software Foundation staff, Roland McGrath."


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