25 Jul 2002 raph   » (Master)

Quaker Meeting

I'm at Pacific Yearly Meeting. It's a great family time together, and I'm really enjoying building and renewing my ties to other Quakers in the area.

Advogato DNS

Sorry about the outage over the past couple of days. UC Berkeley changed the IP addresses, and, being on vacation, I managed to goof up the DNS updates. It should be fine now.

I think I want to figure out a better process for getting the updates.


Richard Stallman, in town for OSCON, stopped by a couple of evenings ago, largely to ask me to remove references to AFPL Ghostscript from the GNU webpage and in-release documentation. He has an amazing presence, and I want the GNU release to be consistent with his vision. I still have some concerns, though. For example, sharing the bug tracking between the GNU and AFPL versions has obvious advantages. Would that be an unacceptable compromise? I'm not a big fan of witholding information, but that seems to be what the new GNU coding guidelines seem to require, in order to avoid promoting non-free software.

I also enjoyed meeting Bradley Kuhn and Henri Poole (of the Affero project). I'll probably write more about the meeting; there was some interesting discussion.

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