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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:
> > Still, people are free to go ahead with their project.  I don't demand
> > that people not do it--how could I?  I only say: "don't call it GNU;
> > don't call it Debian; don't use Debian's resources".
> And I say: 'Do call it Debian; it could only be a win for the
> project'. See a problem here? We don't agree on a very basic point. 
> I thinks it would be double standards if FSF wan't us to call Linux
> with GNU user space for GNU/Linux and say we can't call Windows with
> GNU userspace for GNU/Windows. It wouldn't suprise me but it is not
> something we can decide here. 

Because the standard is "can the resulting complete system be called a
variant of the GNU system".  GNU/Windows could not be called such,
because the complete system it names is not a free software system.

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