Re: Bug#139945: ITP: prokyon3 -- a multithreaded MP3 manager and tag editor for Linux.
On Thu, 2002-03-28 at 08:56, Richard Braakman wrote:
> 1. The FSF is asking for _more_ credit than we give to other groups
> that have provided major parts of our operating system. I'm
> thinking of MIT and BSD here, as well as the groups behind Perl
> and Apache. I'm forgetting lots of groups here, but that's
> part of my point.
The reason that the FSF gives for this is basically that while e.g.
MIT set out to develop a windowing system, and Apache set out to develop
a web server, only GNU was a project to develop an entire free operating
> 2. The Debian OS is _not_ an instance of the GNU project. It doesn't
> qualify, because it contains references to non-free software.
> (For the context of this argument, consider if "Debian GNU/Solaris"
> would be an appropriate name for a Solaris port.)
That's irrelevant, because we (Debian) wouldn't accept Solaris as part
of Debian, since it's based on non-free software. The same goes for
Win32. Whether or not we would allow use of the Debian trademark is
another matter. And, of course, I somehow doubt that Sun would be very
fond of people using "Solaris" in a product name either.
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