that old GNU/Linux argument

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at
Sun Jul 20 19:36:42 UTC 2008

On Jul 20, 2008, Colin Paul Adams <colin at> wrote:

> So I may mean different things at different times. I talk about
> running Linux. This is a shorthand for running GNOME in X11 with a
> Linux kernel plus lots of other software.

Are you even sure it's Linux underneath? :-)

> Some of it isn't even GPL :(.

This sentence may be interpreted in several different ways.  Would you
please elaborate on what you meant to communicate by adding it, so
that I can tell whether or not it's based on a very common


Alexandre Oliva
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