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

Peter Makholm <peter@makholm.net> writes:

> tb@becket.net (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:
> > Right.  So let's be appropriately polite and deferential with the
> > FSF's name, and not call something that's based on non-free software
> > "GNU".
> If the Linux-kernel with a GNU userspace should be called GNU/Linux I
> don't see why an AIX-kernel whit a GNU userspace shouldn't be called
> GNU/AIX or a win32-kernel with a GNU userspace GNU/win32.

Because the AIX kernel and win32 kernels are not free.

"GNU/Linux" means "That variant of the GNU system which includes a
Linux kernel".

Since a GNU system is always, by definition, free, there is no such
thing as "That variant of the GNU system which includes a win32

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