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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 12:05:03 +0100 (CET)

   > 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

It would be the first time in history that one refers to a operating
system by the name of a kernel.  One does not call BSD using Mach for
Mach, one calls it BSD.

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