begin David Murphy quotation:
> The thing is, rms frequently doesn't seem to make the distinction
> you've just made between GPL software and GNU software. The
> assumption seems to be that every programmer who GPLs their software
> does so as a contribution to the GNU system, to advance the GNU
> project, to support the GNU cause.
I think you meant to say "In my uninformed opinion, RMS
He understands this issue, and that isn't the point. The
point is that the idea of a project to create a completely freely
redistributable Unix clone was the idea of the gnu project. It came
up again when teh Linux kernel developers wanted to build a complete
system, and ended up taking the pieces of the GNU system to build a
completely redistributable Unix clone.
The goals were the same, the pieces were the same.
This is the reason he feels the GNU project should get credit
regarding the success of linux.
I'm not saying that BSD is a gnu system. The BSD project has
different goals, namely the freeing of an existing Unix system. They
also take a lot from the GNU system, but they are not themselves a gnu
system in the way that Linux is.
You are not entitled to your opinions.
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^ Matt McIrvin: the Nikola Tesla of tab damage.
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