that old GNU/Linux argument

max maximilianbianco at
Mon Jul 21 14:47:23 UTC 2008

Ric Moore wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 14:56 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>>         '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
>>         less.' 
>>         'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean
>>         so many different things.'
>>         'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master -
>>         that's all.'
>>         	Through The Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll
> Apropos, Poc, apropos. That is exactly nothing short of the situation,
> who's the Master. No thanks. 
> And, it's the >demand< that we call "Linux" "GNU/Linux" is what drives
> me to say "Linux". If for no other reason than being just plain being
> ornery. The only reason the distros have caved is to just shut RHS 
is there some reason you use RHS instead of RMS? I am not sure if there 
is some other meaning or you just made a mistake. I assume the former 
since its not the first time. Just curious.


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