that old GNU/Linux argument
listor3.rombobeorn at tdcpost.se
Mon Jul 21 02:47:46 UTC 2008
Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> Having said that, my *usage* of the term "Linux" encompasses any
> accumulation of software that has a useful purpose and is constructed
> around a Linux kernel. This includes GNU+Linux, X+Linux,
> Fedora/Debian/Ubuntu/Slackware/etc. and the system that runs my wife's
> RAZR-2 cellphone.
OK, that's a fairly clear explanation. Apparently you're in the "everything
and the kitchen sink" camp too.
> 'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful
> tone,' it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. When combined with the assumption that
everyone else automatically knows what Humpty Dumpty wants the words to mean
it ensures endless misunderstandings.
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