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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 20:44:02 +0100
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mike3 <> writes:

> On Dec 7, 3:43 pm, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 12:21:07PM -0800, mike3 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?
>> One thing doesn't exclude the other. They have recognition in many
>> places, but pretending that GNU doesn't exist by calling the whole for
>> the name of a tiny fraction is definitly not fair.
>> Anyways, the GNU projects wants recognition as a means to alert people
>> for freedom, for their rights, not as a vanity contest.
> Wasn't questioning why they wanted recognition, I was just asking
> about the _proper place_ for recognition.

The "proper place" for your recognition is the birth register.  Does
that mean that there is no other place where it is appropriate?

What is this nonsense about "proper place" as if there could be only

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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