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Re: Bug#139945: ITP: prokyon3 -- a multithreaded MP3 manager and tag editor for Linux.

On Wed, 2002-03-27 at 10:21, Jeroen Dekkers wrote: 
> Yes, first of all they forget to give GNU credit. You should not do
> that for RMS' ego, but because the project deserves it, they wrote a
> big part of the OS and made Linux possible. 

I'd like to refer to the following article put forth by the FSF:


All UC Berkeley ever wanted was that people give them credit, and RMS
took the time to write an essay which is permanently enshrined on the
FSF web site and conduct a personal campaign to stop it.  Now, in a
shockingly obvious development, GNU/FSF wants people to give them credit
in pretty much the exact same fashion that they denied to BSD before,
and they aren't getting it.  If I had any interest in any of the *BSDs,
I'd be offended on their behalf.  

GNU has been forked, many times.  The derivatives are now called RedHat
Linux, Caldera OpenLinux, SuSE Linux, Debian GNU/Linux, Slackware Linux,
and so on.  These derivatives aren't called GNU; they're called whatever
their creators have wanted to call them. Because the software is Free,
they have the right to do that.  

However, since GNU has never been an actual releasable operating system
in any sense of the word, that kind of complaining about credit mostly
just sounds like sour grapes.

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