Re: Some slides and a paper from L.C.A. 2004
- From: Ciaran O'Riordan <ciaran member fsf org>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Some slides and a paper from L.C.A. 2004
- Date: 22 Jan 2004 22:39:31 +0000
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
(a lot of info can be found at: http://www.gnu.org/gnu/ )
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)
Irish Free Software Organisation: http://ifso.info/
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