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From: Eric Sesterhenn (snakebytegmx.de)
Date: Wed Sep 02 2009 - 04:48:42 CDT
* BMF (badmotherfsckrgmail.com) wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 1:16 AM, Alan Buxey <A.L.M.Buxeylboro.ac.uk> wrote:
> > ouch. a couple of years ago we had some home-brew code doing the job.
> > Nipper
> > came along...was free..and did everything we did + a little more.
> > but now it looks like we'll be picking up our old Perl code and fixing it
> > up
> > to do everything that Nipper does - and a little more.
> Was Nipper not available as source and licensed so it could be forked in an
> event such as this? If not, consider it an object lesson in free as in beer
> vs free as in speech.
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