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Re: Debian trademark [was: Debian GNU/w32, may ready to be started?]

On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 12:29:12PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Shaya Potter <spotter@cs.columbia.edu> writes:
> > The FSF wants things to be called GNU/Linux, because its a GNU system
> > with a linux kernel.  The same logic would extend to GNU/w32 in that its
> > a gnu system (or as much a gnu system as anything else) with a w32
> > kernel/ui.
> No, because the hallmark, the sine qua non, of a GNU system, is that
> it is free software.

I don't doubt it.  On the other the hand, the FSF's insistence on the
"GNU/Linux" moniker is grounded on the principle of "credit where credit
is due".

It seems to fair to ask the FSF which principle they value more highly
in this case.

G. Branden Robinson                |     You could wire up a dead rat to a
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     DIMM socket and the PC BIOS memory
branden@debian.org                 |     test would pass it just fine.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Ethan Benson

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