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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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