Re: helix setup tools?

On Wed, 16 Aug 2000, Steve Fox wrote:
: I would like to elaborate on this a little more. With the last release
: of the Helix Setup Tools it was asked in the announcement for developers
: and contributors. I am also somewhat reluctant to contribute to this
: with the name Helix in it. I have nothing against Helix and I know you
: only mean the best. It's just the whole idea that tools are Helix Tools,
: not GNOME Tools. 

Is this really a big deal? I use and have contributed to Cistron radiusd,
named for the ISP company where it originated. RPM is the Redhat Package
Manager, but it's used by many more than just Redhat. Point being, it's
just a name and if the name happens to come from the company that did the
original work, fine. I think the license and the attitudes of the "core"
developers is much more important than the name. I think Cistron is run
much more openly than qmail (for example.) Being named after a company
didn't hurt the openness of that project.

Thou shalt not follow the NULL pointer, for chaos and madness await thee
at its end.

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