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Get a grip.
- From: "Yves Orton" <demerphq at hotmail dot com>
- To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, joe dot buck at synopsys dot com
- Cc: mdupont777 at yahoo dot com
- Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 18:14:18 +0100
- Subject: Get a grip.
Dear GCC list and Joe Buck,
As a long time coworker, friend and flatmate of Michael I can say quite
authoritatively that Joe Buck's allegations regarding Michael Dupont are
full of crap.
Michael has introduced many people who have never even heard of open source
to the concept. If anything he is a champion of the ideals of open source,
he certainly is the champion within our company. (Well, theres me now, but I
mostly champion perl.) He has an open source project registered at
sourceforge and interacts with the open source community on a routine basis.
For you to level these accusations, based purely on supposition and
conjecture is insulting both to Michael and to the ideals that you
supposedly are defending.
I believe that you should reread what Michael said in this list and also
what he posted at
and I think it will become patently obvious that what he was trying to do
was to raise awareness of a potential problem in GPL/LGPL scheme. A scheme
that as I already said he has himself embraced in his project on
In short sir, you are a living example of the old saying
"Those that have nothing worthwhile to say usually spend most of their time
telling everyone within reach all about it."
Yves Orton / Demerphq
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