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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: rjack
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 18:52:47 -0500
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20071031)

Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
   Hmm, so does this mean that the reason why GNU deserves credit
   in the _name_ and not somewhere else is because GNU's contribution
   is so significant -- they pretty much built most of the rest of the

The GNU project deserves credit not only because the GNU project wrote
the GNU operating system, but also because they named it.  One does
not go about calling BSD for System V, despite them being very

It's the "Linux" operating system because the vast majority of people call it "Linux" and not "GNU/Linux".

"GNU/Linux" is trying to piss up a wall and "Linux" is like gravity.

Who's gonna' win?

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