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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 01:44:28 +0100
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mike3 <> writes:

> On Dec 7, 2:06 pm, "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
>>    system?
>> 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
>> similar.
> I wasn't questioning that the GNU project deserved credit,
> I was wondering why the credit should be *in the name* --
> note that well. Why is the **name** the proper place as
> opposed to somewhere else?

Why "opposed"?  Give credit wherever it is appropriate.  The name has
the advantage that it is a comparatively effective location.  But that
does not mean that you should omit the credit elsewhere where it would

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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