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Re: What OS is used By Richard Stallman

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: What OS is used By Richard Stallman
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 16:24:16 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.15+20070412 (2007-04-11)

On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 09:19:12AM -0500, rjack wrote:
> Stallman could never get an F.S.F. operating system to work properly. He 
> tried to steal the Linux name as GNU/Linux but he never succeeded.

This is a lie, Stallman *never* even *remotely* tried to rename the
piece of software that can be obtained at (which
is Linux).

Stallman created a project to achieve a completely Free Software
operating system, called GNU, running with the kernel HURD.

HURD never got much success, and when Linux came up, it proved to be a
more developed (even if of another kind entirely) kernel.

What he asks is for people to not call the whole operating system as
Linux, which is a common mistake as 99.999% of the time people are
talking about a GNU variant to which was added the Linux kernel.

Hence he sometimes uses GNU+Linux.


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