Re: GNU within the name (Was: Changes in formal naming for NetBSD porting effort(s))
Julian Mehnle dijo [Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 12:56:15PM +0100]:
> email@example.com wrote:
> > If we ever get a replacement libc that would really work as
> > replacement... on such system GNU claims would become much weaker. Not
> > that there was a serious chance of that happening - drop-in replacement
> > of glibc on Linux would be a lot of work and so far none of the
> > alternative libc projects had tried to pull that off.
> Why would anyone want to replace GLIBC in the first place? To get rid of "GNU" in "GNU/Linux"?
Maintainability? Many people (not me, I would lack that level of
technical skills) have pointed out that glibc's code is a mess.
Ability to distribute under another license? Yes, it might not be a
priority in Debian (we are, after all, pro-GPL), but many people would
like having a BSD-style libc for Linux...
...Or the good ol' 'Because it's there' stuff? :)
Gunnar Wolf - firstname.lastname@example.org - (+52-55)5630-9700 ext. 1366
PGP key 1024D/8BB527AF 2001-10-23
Fingerprint: 0C79 D2D1 2C4E 9CE4 5973 F800 D80E F35A 8BB5 27AF