Re: UPS, the teamsters, and ncurses

From: Eric S. Raymond <>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 1997 20:39:19 -0400 (EDT)

> I can see the problem that you two won't come together in the near future.
> But I cannot say, that Thomas Dickey is a bad maintainer of the ncurses
> source code. As far as I can see, he includes all patches he gets send.
> What do we want more?

He *has* in fact effectively refused to accept my patches, by the sneaky
device of #ifdefing them out in the standard distrubition and providing
no configuration option with which to enable them.
> > or organization of good repute wants to step up to the plate, I am
> > more than willing to cooperate for a smooth transition and orderly
> > transfer of rights.
> It is astonishing for me, that the ncurses source code is still that unfree.

It's not GPLed. Never has been.

		Eric S. Raymond
Received on Sun Jun 01 1997 - 21:19:03 EDT

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