Re: GNU within the name (Was: Changes in formal naming for NetBSD porting effort(s))
On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 11:59:10PM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> This is a highly scalable naming scheme, and gives us:
> Debian GNU/Hurd
> The Debian user land with the GNU core system and GNU Hurd
> kernel. This could be "Debian GNU/GNU Hurd" or "Debian GNU"
> (I dislike repetition of information.)
> Debian GNU/NetBSD
> The Debian user land with the GNU core system and the NetBSD
> Debian NetBSD
> The Debian user land with the NetBSD kernel and core system
> running on an i386. Again this could be "Debian NetBSD/NetBSD"
> except I dislike repetition.
The problem with your scheme is that the word "Linux" is insufficient to
describe a complete OS, but the words "FreeBSD", "NetBSD", and "OpenBSD" do.
Therefore, "GNU/FreeBSD" does not imply the same thing that "GNU/Linux" does.
Adam McKenna <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>