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

On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 03:42:05PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> 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.

There is no conflict, so there is no need to weight principles against each


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