Re: Some slides and a paper from L.C.A. 2004

Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> writes:
> Stop there, you're
> just annoying, take your bigotry somewhere else. Study the history
> of Linux, you will understand why the Linux people do not want
> to call it in a different way.

How is it bigotry when someone asks that the OS be called "GNU/Linux",
but not when you ask for it to be called "Linux"?

I've studied the history of the OS, right back to it's beginnings in
1983 (and a little before that too for some components).  It's the GNU
OS, plus the Linux kernel: GNU/Linux.  And it was developed to give
people freedom.

(a lot of info can be found at: )

The technical advantages have led many companies to push this goal under
the carpet, and try to sell restraints that run on top of the OS.
Calling the OS "GNU/Linux" is a good way to unhide the goal of freedom.

(It's also more technically accurate, and fairer in terms of credit)

Ciaran O'Riordan
Irish Free Software Organisation:

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