that old GNU/Linux argument

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Mon Jul 28 19:33:12 UTC 2008

> From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at>
> Subject: Re: that old GNU/Linux argument
> To: "For users of Fedora" <fedora-list at>
> Date: Monday, July 28, 2008, 12:25 PM
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 01:41:36PM -0500, Les Mikesell
> wrote:
> > Antonio Olivares wrote:
> >> But GNU utilities exist in *BSD camps as well, and
> the name GNU/*BSD is 
> >> not used or required.  A page explains that since
> Linux Distributions 
> >> are more popular than *BSD distributions, it makes
> much more sense to 
> >> attach to a more successful project.  
> >
> > Not to the same extent.  The BSD's maintain their
> own versions of the c  
> > library and most userland tools so as to provide
> everyone with  
> > unrestricted copies in yet another waste of time and
> effort dictated by  
> > the GPL.
> Actually, that's the BSD maintainers's choice,
> dictated by irrational hate[1]
> of the GNU GPL.
> [1] at least from some, extremely rude and hypocrit, folks.
> Now, I join other calls to stop this endless discussion.
> Les Mikesell or
> Antonio Olivares aren't worth it, Alex.

You are very much worth it!  What makes you any better than me or Les Mikesell?  This has nothing to do with the discussion, but more of a personal attack because we do not agree with your purist ways.  You are not even pure yourself.  Only one was pure and that was Jesus Christ. 
</end of rant>

> Rui
> -- 


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