Strategy (was Re: Improving copyright)

Adam Sampson azz at
Sat May 15 21:56:56 UTC 2004

"Niall Douglas" <s_fsfeurope2 at> writes:

> If you can find me an X11 binary from 1996 than runs unmodified on a
> modern installation without using some legacy binary compatibility
> package then I'll gladly retract my assertion.

This sounded like a fun challenge. It took me a few minutes to find a
binary that old that used X11, but eventually I succeeded:


That screenshot shows the NCSA Mosaic 2.5 Linux binary from 1995
running happily on my GNU/Linux 2.6.5 machine. I downloaded the
binary, uncompressed it, and it worked. It doesn't render my web pages
very well, but it's nine years behind the state of the art in HTML. ;)

Adam Sampson <azz at>                        <>

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