[IAEP] etoys now available in Debian's non-free repository

Albert Cahalan acahalan at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 20:21:13 CEST 2008

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I'm glad that Debian didn't break the rules for etoys.
You're claiming to be open source, yet you've LOST the
source code decades ago. Hacking up binary images is
shockingly horrible software non-engineering.

You've no justification for taking shots at gcc, which
is entirely capable of being bootstrapped from any other
C89 ("ANSI C") compiler. BTW, Ken Thompson's hack is not
viable without perfect AI because source code gets modified.

GNU Smalltalk is built in a relatively normal way. OLPC could
ship that instead, assuming that Smalltalk is desirable.

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