that old GNU/Linux argument
yinyang at eburg.com
Tue Jul 15 20:28:50 UTC 2008
Joe Klemmer wrote:
> While it's a fact that the kernel is the only part of any distro that's
> actually named Linux, The name has become attached to the entire OS. It
> is the de facto name for any OS that runs the Linux kernel regardless of
> what the rest of the distro includes. That's the reality of it and
> there's no changing it.
So the system originally known as GNU became known to some as Linux, but
no other change can ever be expected? Only one change, ever?
> BTW, has the FSF been as vocal about GNU/FreeBSD? Not picking on *BSD,
> just curious.
They probably don't need to be, as GNU/FreeBSD is clear about its
implementation. It's a FreeBSD kernel in combination with the GNU
People who refer to GNU/Linux as "Linux" are not being similarly clear,
and should be corrected.
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