that old GNU/Linux argument

Colin Paul Adams colin at
Sun Jul 20 06:15:18 UTC 2008

>>>>> "Patrick" == Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan at> writes:

    >> But people who fight violently against GNU/Linux most often
    >> have some other agenda, and find all sorts of excuses to
    >> promote only Linux, in detriment of GNU and of the Free
    >> Software movement.

    Patrick> Not averyone who can't be bothered saying GNU/Linux is
    Patrick> "violently against" it. In fact I'm convinced the
    Patrick> predominant sentiment is one of indifference. Do not,
    Patrick> however, make the mistake of assuming that indifference
    Patrick> about the name translates to indifference about Free
    Patrick> software in itself.

Quite right!

I myself almost always say Linux. It is just quicker. But I am a very
passionate supporter of the FSF and the GPL.
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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