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



On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 02:05:55PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:

> Um, no.  You just don't understand the FSF's position.  The FSF's
> position is that there is a specific operating system, called "GNU".
> There is this related thing, called "GNU/Linux", which is a variant of
> the GNU system in which the kernel is Linux.

> But if you try to make a variant of the GNU system in which the kernel
> isn't even free, you've stripped out an essential part of the GNU
> system, so that the result is not even a variant of the GNU system
> anymore. 

But what a twist it would put on the expansion of the `GNU' acronym...!

:)

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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