a long rebuttal to the Linux-is-the-engine fallacy

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 03:24:14 UTC 2008

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> And if your agenda is to influence the intuition of general public
>> regarding the name,
> My agenda is to promote freedom.

It's too bad you've confused restrictions with freedom.

> My reasoning is that, even if I
> don't convince anyone that the name GNU is relevant, at the very least
> I'll have reached several people with the underlying message. 

GNU is a radical political movement.  Putting the name next to Linux 
makes it seem as though Linus himself endorses the movement.  But that's 
rather dishonest, given that Linus has always stayed away from such 
political zealotry.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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