firstname.lastname@example.org (Niels Möller) wrote:
> Richard Braakman <email@example.com> writes:
> > First you say that we should say "GNU/Linux" instead of "Linux",
> That's because the "user-space" functionality is that of GNU (ok, that
> can be debated elsewhere, but that's the motivation for the
> "GNU/Linux" terminology).
So people that don't use GNU tools but GNOME and Nautilus should maybe
call it Eazel/Linux :) (ugh)
Seriously, I agree with the attribution to GNU, as such a large part of
the system is based on GNU software, and as GNU has done so much for free
software, and Linux is really just a couple of packages. On the other
hand, a name is just a name and I'd be surprised if more than 15-25% of
the packages in Debian are GNU packages. The press and lots of other
people use Linux as a name for the entire system.
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