[Fsfe-ie] Patent letter #3

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Thu Jan 22 15:29:23 CET 2004

Ian Clarke writes:
> Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> > (is it Free Software, or proprietary?)
> Well, its a website, not software, so it doesn't need a license (does
> Google have a license?).

IFSO hasn't asked anyone to use google, or any other secret software, on
their own machines, or over a network.

We could also debate: Is it ok for ifso to point people to web pages
served by proprietary webservers? Is it ok to read email sent by a
proprietary mail server?  But I think these questions are for pedants.

For anyone that's interested:
ifso.info is served by GNU/Linux + Apache, it's pages are created with
Emacs and sed over OpenSSH, and it's tested with Mozilla, Konqueror,
Lynx, Links, and W3M.  The site pages will soon be hosted on sv.gnu.org,
using GNU/Linux, Apache, Savannah, CVS, and ViewCVS and will be pulled
from there by a regular cron job.  Each page links to validator.w3.org,
which uses software released under an FSF approved license.

Ciaran O'Riordan - http://www.compsoc.com/~coriordan/

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