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Re: Debian use of GNU (Was: Re: Best of the logo *ideas* so far)

On Thu, 18 Feb 1999, Jonathan Walther wrote:

> On Thu, 18 Feb 1999, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 18, 1999 at 01:18:45PM -0800, Jonathan Walther wrote:
> > >  2:  Silhouette of a GNU.  Love that too!  It shrieks "svelte"
> > > and "classy".  Thats how I've always wanted people to envision Debian
> > > anyways :>  What possible objection could there be?  We are a GNU project,
> > > and have more right than anyone save FSF themselves to use it.
> > We are *not* a GNU project. Our relationship to the FSF is cooperative and
> > closer then any time before the last years (we hae been a GNU project once).
> As the only Linux project with "GNU" in our name, I say we are.  If we
> aren't, maybe we should remove the "GNU" from Debian GNU/Linux.  Until then,
> as the distribution that has the blessing of Richard Stallman, why not use a
> gnu?

All linux distros are really GNU/Linux distros. It's only debian that
publicises it. We are not part of GNU, so we shouldn't use a GNU-like

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Steward of the Cambridge Tolkien Society
Selwyn College Computer Support
Debian GNU/Hurd - love at first byte

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