that old GNU/Linux argument

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Mon Jul 21 20:17:54 UTC 2008

Björn Persson wrote:
> You're still talking as if your opponents want to name entire 
> distributions "GNU/Linux". I'm not so sure that there really is anyone who 
> wants to name entire distributions "GNU/Linux". Are you sure that there are 
> people who want to do this? Do you have any evidence?

I don't have much occasion to talk about a subset that is more than a 
kernel and less than a distribution with real applications so I'm not 
sure where or why such a name would be used.  I asked about that before 
but didn't get any compelling answers.  While I understand roughly the 
scope of what GNU/Linux would encompass, there's really no such specific 
distribution that I know of, and there wouldn't be much reason to use it 
on its own unless you just like to live in emacs.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

More information about the fedora-list mailing list