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Re: a history question

On Wed, Apr 21, 1999 at 05:47:38PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > > When was Debian distribution first named "Debian GNU/Linux"?
> > > Was it while the FSF was sponsoring the project?
> > 
> > I think it was summer of 1997 -- I remember Bruce wanting to change the
> > name from "Debian Linux" to "Debian GNU/Linux" to make RMS happy,  and
> > there being a fair amount of fuss over it.
> > 
> > A quick search of the -devel mailinglist archives don't show anything.
> > Maybe it was on -private ...
> This was the second time the distribution was named Debian GNU/Linux.
> Josip's question was about the first time :-)

Hm... you two got me confused. :)

I'll rephrase: back then in 1993 or so, was it the wish of the Free
Software Foundation (as the sponsor), to name Debian's Linux distribution

> [ As far as I know, Debian was just "Debian Linux" sometime between the
>   first time and the second time, when Debian and FSF broke relations ].

Aha... so, it was first Debian GNU/Linux. Then Debian and FSF people
has a fight (?), and it was Debian Linux. Then, in 1997 (what Will
says) it was renamed back to Debian GNU/Linux. Right?

enJoy -*/\*- http://jagor.srce.hr/~jrodin/

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