that old GNU/Linux argument

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Wed Jul 16 15:09:17 UTC 2008

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> I'm not the one trying to dictate the name used for other people's
>> software.  I think it is wrong.
> I'm happy you agree it's wrong.  This means you wouldn't side with the
> people who did just that to the GNU operating system, when they
> started calling it Linux, would you?

I'd rather see it called the xwindow system if you are going to give any 
particular chunk more credit than the rest in the name - or perhaps the 
bourne-shell-comptible system for non-GUI distros, since those are the 
things you interact with and the rest is best when strictly generic and 

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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