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Re: Developers who write Debian GNU/Linux when they mean Debian.

On Sat, 29 Dec 2001 20:41:19 fbg wrote:
> Hi,


> I don't know why Linux / GNU should be mentioned at all.
> If you would be fair, you should call it GNU/BSD/Linux/Hurd/etc. and M$
> doesn't
> call it's system DOS/WIN311
> Debian or Debian system would be fine

You are confused, Debian is a variant of the GNU system. There are
two kinds of such variant: a Linux-based GNU system or GNU/Linux,
and the GNU system based on the HURD.

So when you say 'Debian', you're also implying GNU. You're not, however,
implying Linux or BSD.

>From http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html:

"BSD systems today use some GNU software, just as the GNU system and its
variants use some BSD software; but taken as wholes, they are two different
systems which evolved separately."

Best regards,

Robert Millan          Debian GNU/Hurd user
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