Re: GNU Hurd
On 2/9/06, Gabriel Parrondo <email@example.com> wrote:
> As Hurd is an official part of the GNU project, it's not GNU/Hurd, but GNU.
> I mean, if I use Windows with Linux (the kernel) it should be
> Windows/Linux. But if I use just Windows it's just windows, not
> "Windows/The windows kernel" or "Windows/kernel32.dll".
OK, fair enough, but even RMS accepts that GNU/Hurd is a useful term:
JA: How will we refer to a Hurd-based operating system? Is it GNU
Hurd, or GNU slash Hurd?
Richard Stallman: It's the GNU operating system, and the Hurd is its
kernel. But because it's so common for people to use version of GNU
that are based on Linux as the kernel, it's useful to contrast the
two, and talk about GNU/Linux and GNU/Hurd, which are two different
versions of the GNU system with different kernels.
I think if you're out-pedanting *Richard Stallman* on free software
terminology then it's time to relax a little. :-)