To Linux or not to Linux
On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 07:35:23 -0600, Wesley J. Landaker wrote:
> That and--it will make most of us cringle--when other kernels are popular,
> you'll hear lots of stuff like:
The reason for calling it GNU (ok, GNU/Linux as the the other ports are
not yet in a releasable state) is to enable people to find out how
everything started and read www.gnu.org, understand the reasons, and
eventually agree with them and why not, start to contribute and spread the
freedom. It is really amazing how developers still continue to call it
with the wrong name. Developers are not like journalists, right?
By calling it simply "Linux" you mislead the people -- they will know
about the genius and selfish Finnish programmer who wrote the first free
kernel and doesn't object others refering to it as "operating system".
They will have no clue about freedom at all.
(I know, this is the wrong list).
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