Subject: Re: Merger
To: Peter Brewer <>
From: kr <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 09/01/1994 14:54:19
Just to correct this conceptual bug:

At 11:12 8/31/94 -0400, Peter Brewer wrote:
>Choice of a GNU Generation.")  Though, if GNU Hurd was being ported
>over to Apple boxes, I don't think RMS would be pleased.
>I would guess he would be pleased particularly if the Mac O.S. were
>folded in as well. Now Apple would have a P.D. O.S. and tools on its
>machine whether Apple 'likes' it or not. The problem obviously would
>come with distribution and whether Apple would 'go after' the authors
>legally. Hopefully, the numbskulls there would realize that this would
>sell perhaps more machines than they could possibly have dreamed. The

That is precisely the point: RMS does not want Apple to sell more machines,
because Apple is being boycotted. The idea would have been to financially
hurt Apple for what they have have done in GUI copyright. As a matter of
fact, to extrapolate this properly, RMS wants all Mac owners to get rid of
their machines, and direct their programming efforts to other platforms.
The more software is available for a machine like the Mac, the more such
machines are sold, which is precisely what RMS wanted to avoid.

>best tact on their part would be to hire the authors and product a
>'supported versions'. Still, Stallman would have to like it.
>-- Peter

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