Re: GNU within the name
>>>>> "Erik" == Erik Steffl <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Erik> so you are one of the few that like the Jehova witnesses?
I'm not familiar with this group(?).
Erik> the question is whether you have a right in the first place.
Yeah, I think it is part of the right of free speech, which is
commonly accepted right in contemporary democratic countries and I
really hope is respected by Free Software developers, no matter if
they are citizens of not so democratic ones.
Erik> it is kinda same as somebody approaching you and trying to convince
Erik> you to e.g. change your hairdo. not illegal (IANAL though:-) and not
Erik> strictly wrong but not something that I would recommend, in general.
Somebody's right has nothing to do with whether you like or not
him/her having that right nor is dependent upon your endorsement or
lack thereof. Thus, "arguments" like this are pointless.
Erik> as I said it's completely different for debian developers -
Erik> if a debian developer tries to convince other debian
Erik> developers it's ok. if gnu tries to convince others to
Erik> change the name it's not OK (that's what I said is annoying
Erik> narcissism, not strictly wrong but even less right, IMO)
I don't have the impression that Debian is a closed order,
self-contained and isolated from the rest of the world.