that old GNU/Linux argument

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Mon Jul 21 03:58:10 UTC 2008

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jul 21, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at> wrote:
>> Björn Persson wrote:
>>> I don't think I'll get everyone to agree on a definition. I don't
>>> even think all the anti-GNU/Linux folks will agree on a definition.
>> I'm not sure there is an anti-GNU/Linux factor - just a pro "the other
>> 85%" of the distro unwilling to give  unfair naming rights.
> Naming it after 2% is fair, while naming it after 15% isn't.  Care to
> explain the rationale behind this conclusion?

The 2% has a very specific function and needs to be differentiated from 
the similar functionality provided, but rarely used, in the GNU project.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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