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From "Voglmaier, Reinhard Erich" <rv33...@GlaxoWellcome.co.uk>
Subject RE: Free Software Award given to Larry Wall (fwd)
Date Sat, 10 Oct 1998 19:29:13 GMT
Compliments and great thanks to Larry. I'm using Perl since 4 years at
our site and it's great.

cheers
Reinhard

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> From: 	Marc Slemko[SMTP:marcs@znep.com]
> Reply To: 	new-httpd@apache.org
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> To: 	new-httpd@apache.org
> Subject: 	Free Software Award given to Larry Wall (fwd)
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 02:08:38 -0400
> From: gnu@gnu.org
> To: info-gnu@gnu.org
> Subject: Free Software Award given to Larry Wall
> Resent-Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 03:12:30 -0400
> Resent-From: info-gnu@gnu.org
> 
> Larry Wall won the Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement
> of Free Software for his many contributions to the advancement of
> freely distributed software, most notably Perl, a robust scripting
> language for sophisticated text manipulation and system management.
> His other widely-used programs include rn (news reader), patch
> (development and distribution tool), metaconfig (a program that writes
> Configure scripts), and the Warp space-war game.
>   "... Perl, a tool that takes the UNIX ideas of flexibility and
> portability further than almost any program before it. Perl is
> probably the most powerful and widely applicable GNU program."
>   "Larry Wall has always promoted keeping his implementations free for
> all to study, enhance, and build on, without restrictions, and the
> freedom for all to benefit in whatever ways they can from his
> products."
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