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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 16:54:52 +0100
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"Noah Slater" <> writes:

> 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"

A recipe for apple pie is not a definition of apples.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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