On Sun, May 26, 2002 at 11:27:53AM +0100, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> On Sunday 26 May 2002 10:02, John Allen wrote:
> > I suppose this is where I have the real problem with Stallman, I can
> > make a GNU distro
> > and call it whatever I like, but if I want to include the word Linux in
> > then name,
> > then the Linux must be prefixed by GNU/
>> Yes. Preferably neither should be mention in the product's name, eg
> "'The John Allen OS', containing GNU, the Linux kernel,
> and lots of other stuff". I mean, somebody like Redhat could quite
> easily get away with rebranding as "Redhat OS"...
>> Why just highlight the kernel? It's not a magic guarantee of compatibility,
> usability, functionality...
>> > There are quite a few GNU utilities shipped with Mac OSX, or should I
> > call that GNU/Mac GNU/OSX
>> Yes, I suppose there must be a point where a system changes from being
> "foo with several GNU utilities" to being "a GNU system with some non-GNU
> stuff". Stallman is going for Linux because it's by far the biggest target...
Nah, he's going for Linux because he's pissed that the man on the Clapham
omnibus has heard of Linux (and Linus) by now, and if he has heard of a gnu,
has a vague idea that it's some kind of cow. And of course he has NEVER
heard of Stallman.
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