that old GNU/Linux argument

Alan Cox alan at
Mon Jul 21 21:17:51 UTC 2008

On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:33:17 +0200
Björn Persson <listor3.rombobeorn at> wrote:

> måndagen den 21 juli 2008 skrev Les Mikesell:
> > 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.
> It could for example be used in sentences like these:
> "Fedora is a collection of programs and libraries built around the operating 
> system GNU/Linux."

Linux is a trademark, please use it properly in combination with other

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