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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 15:01:45 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.15+20070412 (2007-04-11)

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 12:46:00AM -0800, mike3 wrote:
> I do not see the reason why "GNU/Linux" should be preferred over just
> "Linux" to refer to the system.

Hi, you can get *all* of Linux at

For a few examples of GNU/Linux, check Debian GNU/Linux, Red Hat Enterprise
[GNU/]Linux, Ubuntu [GNU/]Linux, etc...

> The arugment seems to be that the GNU
> project, which contributed a great deal to the Free operating system
> called "Linux" or "GNU/Linux", should get credited for these
> contributions in the name. There is nothing wrong with giving credit
> -- in fact, it should be done. But in a NAME? Does this mean we have
> to name movies, books, etc. even all computer software out there, in
> such a way as to credit the creators and contributors? There are other
> ways to do that, you know. I do not understand why *names* are the
> appropriate place to give credit. What's the reason, anyway?

Hi Toad, I guess I can call you Toad instead of Mike, after all, what is
it about names that matters?


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