Re: Substituting "Linux" with "GNU/Linux" or "GNU"

On Sat, 2006-08-05 at 00:09 +0300, Yavor Doganov wrote:
> Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > 
> > > Could you provide references to the use of "Linux" and "GNU/Linux" in the
> > > GNOME documentation?
> I was not examining documentation, but the GDP folks said such
> examples are extremely rare, and I beleive so.  I was refering to the
> strings in applications, and I posted an example on the documentation
> list.  It is a simple grep run on my working copy of our _translation_
> team repository, so it is not complete:
> The Linux version does not have this restriction. (GCompris)
> GPM adds mouse support to text-based Linux applications such the
> Midnight Commander. (system-tools-backends)
> The most common archive format on UNIX and Linux systems is the tar
> archive. (File Roller)
> Linux mailers cannot do this task... (Evolution)
> Video-Conferencing application for Linux and other Unices (Ekiga)
> There are many more for apps that are in GNOME CVS, but are not part
> of GNOME.  I don't know whether any GNOME general policy is valid for
> them.

For those curious, many of this was discussed in
the thread on gnome-doc-list, starting here:

The thread continues into August.  We found that many
of the occurrences of "Linux" were simply trying to
refer to the class of systems that we tend to run our
software on.  Richard proposed "GNU and Unix" for this
purpose, which I think is reasonable.


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