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- Subject: Re: Idle 0.10 alpha
- From: Duck <duck@...>
- Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 12:58:58 +1000 (EST)
There are a few people who currently use the Windows version
and *may*, once I release the source code, try their hand
in porting it.
Publishing the source code _as a matter of course_, along with the
binaries, would IMO be more in keeping with the spirit of this list, even
though Lua's licensing doesn't require it.
function propaganda() --[[
One odious things about the GNU GPL is the way it defines true software
freedom as something which necessitates the very strict removal, by the
GNU politburo, of specific software freedoms; one of the cooler things
about MIT/BSD-flavoured licences is the way that a lot of software
projects which use them republish all their sources anyway, even though
Komissar Stallman isn't there to order them to do so...
And, as I said before, Idle is IMO poor choice of name. At first, I
assumed it was an IDE for Lua based on, or in some way equivalent to, Idle
Why not follow the practice of earlier projects of this sort and rename it
to, say, Sonne, or UeberLua, or something like that, and then reference it
along with derivatives like Sol and MetaLua in the section 'Alternative
implementations of Lua' on:
That would surely defuse any and all of the tension it has created here,
would give a respectful nod to its Lua origins, would list it publicly on
the official Lua users' site, and would remove any ambiguity with 'Idle as
related to Python, the scripting language.'