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

Gordon Messmer yinyang at eburg.com
Tue Jul 29 15:56:17 UTC 2008

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jul 27, 2008, Gordon Messmer <yinyang at eburg.com> wrote:
>> At the time, RMS had no reason to suggest any such thing.  When he was
>> suggesting names for Linus' kernel,
> He never did such a thing, AFAIK.  He suggested a name for the
> combination of the operating system GNU with the kernel Linux.  Never
> to the kernel itself.  That he did is just one of the lies by those
> who want to denigrate the RMS, the FSF and the Free Software movement.

My mistake.  I had thought that it was RMS that suggested Linux instead 
of Freax.  Wikipedia says that it was Ari Lemmke that changed the name.

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