Yes Ravi, you won't be 100% GNU saint. As the license states
"Vim is Charityware. You can use and copy it as much as you like, but you
encouraged to make a donation for needy children in Uganda. Please see
It is certainly a sect within GNU guidelenes. If you want, you can give
charity, but the code can be openly modified and reused.....
"It is allowed to distribute a modified (or extended) version of Vim,
including executables and/or source code, when the following ....."
The rest you can read :help uganda. The license completly goes along the
spirit of Commandment (4).
From: Ravi Rao [mailto:mail@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 7:21 PM
To: Ahmed, Zameer
Cc: 'suraj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx'; ILUG-Chennai
Subject: Re: [OFFTOPIC] RE: [Ilugc] [OT?][religion] GNU
"Ahmed, Zameer" <Zameer.Ahmed@xxxxxx> chittered thus:
| 9) Start swearing along the along the lines of
| Holy Emacs!!
| Holy Vi/Vim !! (Depends on your preference)
I don't think so. Vim is non-free, AFAIK. The author wants you to donate
money to some junta in Uganda, to keep vim "free". Hence, if you swear by
vim, you are not likely to be accepted as a saint of the GNU.
"Indifference will certainly be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?"
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