Re: "GNU/Linux" vs. "Linux"
On Wed, Mar 29, 2000 at 11:59:07PM -0800, Jakob 'sparky' Kaivo wrote:
> Martin Schulze <joey@finlandia.Infodrom.North.DE> writes:
> > Ok folks, why is Debian called "GNU/Linux" instead of simply "Linux"?
> > Is that documented somewhere? On a web-page, faq, other document?
> IIRC, Debian was originally funded by the FSF, who wouldn't have it
> any other way. Leavinger personal opinions aside in the hopes of not
> starting a flame war, it makes sense especially given that there is
> now a Debin GNU/Hurd distribution.
There was also a time where RMS felt GNU was not getting
the recognition it deserved, because Debian etc were basically
"The GNU System" on the Linux kernel, but the name didn't reflect that.
So then there was the 'lignux' debate.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>