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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 10:23:01 +0100
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Keith Thompson <> writes:

> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
>> Keith Thompson wrote:
>> [...]
>>> > One can call GNU/Linux for GNU if one wants to, much like one calls
>>> > OpenBSD for simply BSD.  Often when I am a bit lazy and someone asks
>>> > me what operating system I use I just say GNU, or a variant of GNU.
>>> So if you want to be a bit lazy, it's acceptable to refer to GNU/Linux
>>> as "GNU", but not acceptable to refer to GNU/Linux as "Linux?"
>> :-)
>> "+1"
> Folks, please don't infer from the fact that Alexander Terekhov has
> agreed with one point that I made that I agree with anything he's
> said.

There is lots of wiggle room between agreeing with Alfred and Alexander.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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