Re: GNU within the name (Was: Changes in formal naming for NetBSD porting effort(s))
>>>>> "Joel" == Joel Baker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Joel> RMS / FSF / GNU ask for the GNU prefix (where they consider it
Joel> *NetBSD* is asking for it to be 'KNetBSD' rather than just 'NetBSD',
Joel> because the latter, in their view (and theirs is the view one should
Joel> respect, given they created it) is the full OS, not just the kernel. This
Joel> is not the same as Linux, obviously.
I wouldn't call the curtained legal threat ``asking''.
>> No 'K' is required there, in fact advocating a 'K' is specifically in
>> contradiction to what we're being asked to do by placing "GNU/" on the
>> front in the first place.
>> If it's GNU/KNetBSD then it should also be GNU/KLinux and GNU/KHurd.
Joel> Only if Linux asked us to make it KLinux, and I *really* doubt that RMS
Joel> wants it KHurd, since it's just 'GNU', with no kernel specification,
Joel> formally (Hurd is the declared default assumption of kernel for the GNU
Joel> system, or so I have been told).
I've personally accepted KNetBSD for the sake of distinguishing from
the other NetBSD-based Debian port. *sigh* They were there first :)