Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?
yinyang at eburg.com
Tue Jul 15 20:34:50 UTC 2008
Les Mikesell wrote:
> A rare bit of honesty there:
> "In 2008, we found that GNU packages made up 15% of the “main”
> repository of the gNewSense GNU/Linux distribution. Linux made
> up 1.5%. So the same argument would apply even more strongly
> to calling it “Linux”
You're reading it incorrectly, by leaving out the question:
GNU is a small fraction of the system nowadays, so why should we
GNU is arguing, in the quote you posted, that if it is inappropriate to
include GNU in the name for a GNU/Linux distribution, then it is even
more strongly inappropriate to call it "Linux". Linux is a much smaller
and less significant portion of a GNU/Linux distribution than GNU is.
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