Re: Debian GNU or Debian GNU/Hurd?
Kevin Kreamer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> That's fine, but there's a difference between an article customarily
> preceding a name, and one that is part of a name. What I'm saying is
> if you really want "the" to be part of the name "GNU Hurd", it should
> actually be "The GNU Hurd". Otherwise it's just part of the rest of
> those sentences. (And if you say the "the" isn't important enough
> to be capitalized, I propose that it isn't important enough to be a
> necessary part of the official name.)
"the" isn't a part of the name, the point is that the name is the sort
of part of speech which takes "the"--unlike proper names in general,
which don't get "the".