that old GNU/Linux argument

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Sun Jul 20 18:08:15 UTC 2008

Björn Persson wrote:
> Fedora isn't Linux, it's a Linux distribution, but everyone calls all Linux 
> distributions "Linux", so Fedora should be called "Linux" even though it 
> isn't Linux? Is that what you're saying? Unfortunately that doesn't help much 
> with defining what Linux *is*.
> Or do you mean that Fedora isn't *equal* to Linux, it's just *a* Linux, but 
> everyone calls all Linuxes "Linux"?
It is kind of like the difference between a car, a Ford, and a 
Mustang. A car does not have to be a Ford to be a car. A Ford doea 
not have to be a Mustang. But it is still correct to call a Mustang 
a car.


   Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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