On Thu, 23 May 2002, Niall O Broin wrote:
> Read http://www.linuxworld.com/site-stories/2002/0520.rms.html and see if
> you can find anything with which to really disagree.
>> I've always thought that RMS had a strong point here, but I've been too lazy
> to do anything but say Linux. However, he's close to convincing me. In fact,
> he has convinced me, the question only remains whether lazines will overcome
> my conviction :-(
Well is it something ILUG should be looking at supporting? There seem to
be a few obvious options
1. Do nothing
2. Propose to change name to IGLUG - "The Irish GNU/Linux Users Group"
3. Propose to change name to ILUG - "The Irish GNU/Linux Users Group"
4. Propose to change name to IGUG - "The Irish GNU/Linux Users Group"
IGLUG is a horrendous mouthful, but a proposal to change the
non-Abbreviated name might be a reasonable step. I don't much like the
sound of IGUG either. The AGM should probably be relatively soon.
I think the issue is one of official names. Nobody in conversation refers
to "The Guinness All Ireland Hurling Championship" although that is the
official name. The point however is that legally and in the media that is
the name. The GAA website has the official name and that is important.
Most people refer to "The Championship" and that's fine as long as they
recognise the real name. Credit where it's due and so forth. It means
that outsiders and newbies when introduced to it here the proper names.
I'm certainly never likely to actually say GNU/Linux regularly.
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