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

On Sat, 2006-10-21 at 15:44 -0400, Germ�Po�ama�rote:
> On Sat, 2006-10-21 at 18:01 +0200, Quim Gil wrote:
> > [...]
> > - In the very few cases where the operative systems need to be
> > enumerated, we recommend the use of the formula "GNU/Linux (commonly
> > called Linux)", that has already been used i.e. in the release notes.
> If you refer 'operative system' as 'operating system', it has only
> one name: Linux.
> The discussion was always about the whole system, not the name of the
> operating system.  Even, RMS said that.

This is not really clear.  Some mean the kernel when they say "operating
system" (eg. in academy), others mean a lot more than that.  Given what
is shipped with Windows and Mac OS X /operating systems/, one should
really contrast them to GNU, not Linux the kernel.

> Regards,

"Commandment Three says Do Not Kill, Amendment Two says Blood Will Spill"
        -- Dan Bern, "New American Language"

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