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Re: Debian GNU or Debian GNU/Hurd?

On S_, 2001-09-08 at 16:42, Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 08, 2001 at 04:10:16PM -0300, Evandro Fernandes Giovanini wrote:
> > Shouldn't Debian GNU/Hurd be called Debian GNU?
> Why?

The reason the FSF defends the use of the name GNU/Linux instead of
Linux is:

"There really is a Linux; it is a kernel, and these people are using it.
But you can't use a kernel by itself; a kernel is useful only as part of
a whole operating system. Linux is normally used in a combination with
the GNU operating system: the system is basically GNU, with Linux
functioning as the kernel."

So, If you're running the GNU system with the kernel of the GNU system I
don't see the point in adding /Hurd...

But that's not important. It would be important if people were not
giving credit where it's due, like in the GNU/Linux case.


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