that old GNU/Linux argument

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Tue Jul 22 07:27:12 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 10:47 -0400, max wrote:
> 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.

My bad. My own initials are RHM and got fingers typing faster than my
brain. <grins> Ric

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..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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