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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: Noah Slater
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 20:55:12 +0000

> Why not call it an "Aston Martin DB9/Ford VH", then? <giggle>

Because the brand name will do, just like "Ubuntu" by it's self.

> It seems then there is an alternative (or not?) viewpoint here

Not really, RMS doesn't claim it is for "getting credit" so I think
you may be confused a little.

> So then why insist that the name used commonly _should_ be
> GNU/Linux?

One can but hope. :)

> What about GNU/BSD where you run the GNU stuff with a
> BSD kernel?

That would work.

> Also, what's the rub on "GNU/Hurd" when the Hurd kernel *is* GNU?
> It should just be "GNU"!

Yes, "GNU" would do just fine in that situation.

> So then why not call the MacOS X a Darwin/XNU, then?

You could. OS X is it's brand name, like "Ubuntu"

> Is it also possible to make a Darwin/GNU system?

Possibly, but I think you mean GNU/XNU. :)

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