that old GNU/Linux argument

Gordon Messmer yinyang at
Thu Jul 17 17:01:16 UTC 2008

DJ Delorie wrote:
> It's a matter of semantics.  The FSF is defining "operating system" as
> "the stuff the FSF did, plus Linux"

I think they're defining "operating system" as "an implementation of the 
Portable Operating System Interface" (POSIX), which is a standardized 
definition of an "operating system" agreed upon by the many contributors.

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