Creating an operating system with Linux but without GNU
Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
rms at 1407.org
Wed Jul 30 15:47:21 UTC 2008
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 10:38:14AM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> On Jul 29, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> If you are going to make this effort, why not just ditch the kernel
>>> too and re-implement any missing drivers for the *BSDs or OpenSolaris
>> Because that person really really wants to call it Linux, and if Linux
>> wans't even part of it, that would make even less sense.
> The real problem here is that the name is a 'brand' that intentionally
> drags an unwanted extreme political connotation along with what should
> simply be one of several available unix-like toolsets.
Please stop extremating things.
> Just as 'free'
> is deceptively used to mean restricted software
Please turn the reality distortion field off.
> GNU means those same
> restrictions and a vocal political advocacy for them to the detriment of
> users who would be better served without the restrictions.
Please stop lying.
> If there
> were some other word to give credit and attribution to the authors and
> quality of the software minus the extreme political stance, I'm sure no
> one would object. Having only one name to describe it is sort of like
> saying you can't be religious unless you are in a crusade or inquisition
> (insert your favorite atrocity-in-the-name-of-religion here...).
In short, please stop.
Today is Sweetmorn, the 65th day of Confusion in the YOLD 3174
+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?
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