How would this help?
Posted Sep 12, 2002 21:32 UTC (Thu) by GreyWizard
Parent article: Releasing old software into public domain.
What exactly is the benefit of doing this? This is the really real world, where people are pursuaded by many things, but zany and essentially meaningless gestures aren't among them. As you pointed out, no one wants fifteen year old emacs sources, so releasing them into the public domain serves no purpose -- especially since anyone is free to use and even to develop new free software based on them already.
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