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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: Noah Slater
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 15:50:48 +0000

On 07/12/2007, David Kastrup <> wrote:
> Uh no.  POSIX does not lay out what it means to be a "type of operating
> system".  It lays out what _interfaces_ must be there for certain
> degrees of POSIX compliancy.  It does not require the embodiment of
> those interfaces to run under the name "operating system".

I consider that to be a good enough definition of "operating system"

Noah Slater <>

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