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Date:      17 Jun 2001 02:50:09 +0200
From:      Dag-Erling Smorgrav <des@ofug.org>
To:        "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
Cc:        "Brad Knowles" <brad.knowles@skynet.be>, "Rahul Siddharthan" <rsidd@physics.iisc.ernet.in>, <chat@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Mundie, Perens, GPL, BSD etc again
Message-ID:  <xzpelsk9bge.fsf@flood.ping.uio.no>
In-Reply-To: <000001c0f6b2$85e71760$1401a8c0@tedm.placo.com>
References:  <000001c0f6b2$85e71760$1401a8c0@tedm.placo.com>

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"Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com> writes:
> This just proves my point.  With the new-bug, now your saying that
> VW didn't even _bother_ to design a new vehicle, they just slapped
> different fiberglass on the top of a chassis they were already
> grinding out.

It's been something like thirty or forty years since car manufacturers
stopped building cars with separate body and chassis, except for some
high-end roadsters, so no, they didn't "just slap different fiberglass
on top of a chassis they were already grinding out".  What they
probably did (I don't know much about Volkswagens, and even less about
the new-bug, so I'm guessing) was build a tried-and-true engine,
transmission and suspension into a new body, which was probably
designed with the same basic layout and dimensions as the Golf to
reduce development and production costs.

DES
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Dag-Erling Smorgrav - des@ofug.org

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