Re: Jugtail formerly Jughead
On 09/04/07, Chris <chris@...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I hope everyone had a great Easter.
> First I saw in the archives of emails at quux that what I am announcing already was by Benn Newman some time
ago. I never saw it neither did a few others so, I'll mention it again.
> (thanks Benn btw)
> I would like to announce Jugtail, some of you have no doubt noticed it on:
> It is the GPL'd release of Jughead (name changed for existing trademark issues).
> Personally I, for many reasons, am quite happy to see this. Back in 04 when I was trying to use Jughead to do
things it wasn't really designed to do I found Mr Jone's new email address. In addition to asking a few
questions and sending him back his original email questionnaire from Jughead I mentioned maybe porting
to FreeBSD and perhaps even GPL.
> He was suprised to find people still used gopher and surely didn't expect to get his questionnaire back so
many years later :)
> It was a short time after that I had the pleasure of emailing back and forth a bit with RMS and metioned to him
that I thought it would be neat if Jughead was a part of the group of GPL'd software.
> Historically important, made back when gopher was "it" and further under the license of The University of
Utah, which isnt a free software but came close, involving Archie Comics as well, a large corporate entity.
> After all if one considered Archie, Jughead and Veronica, the search engine equivalents of the first
stone wheels, then we ought to set a few next to a new Hoosier race tire yes? :)
> To my suprise Mr Stallman ask for Jonzys email address and just like that emailed him (I was delighted to be
cc'd). How neat, for here was two people I really do consider hero's of mine discussing things like emacs
and gcc and jughead and all :)
> As it was, it took a long time and alot of work, waiting and effort by people working behind the scenes, all of
us unaware (myself included as my only involvment was to occasionally pester and ask if it was "done
yet?"). And now its preserved and free and now no matter what for ever salvaged from being lost. I think