Re: [Press] Distributing the Gnu Hurd
On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 11:28:17AM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 02:44:05PM +0000, Gilbert Fernandes wrote:
> > Hello all.
> > Here below is the email I sent to Philip, about distributing
> > a "not tooo big" .iso of the Gnu HURD onto our magazine
> > CD-Rom:
> Very nice! :)
> Please keep in mind that the whole system should be referred
> to as either "GNU", "GNU/Hurd" or "Debian GNU/Hurd", where
> "the GNU Hurd" is not the same as "GNU/Hurd".
Mmm. Someone once explained to me that "GNU/Hurd" (and "GNU/Linux",
too) is like "TCP/IP", in which the slash is pronounced as "over"
(like `(2^.5)/2' is pronounced `root-two over two').
Contrarily, "GNU Hurd" uses "GNU" as an adjective describing "Hurd"....
"... many computer scientists have fallen into the trap of trying to
define languages like George Orwell's Newspeak, in which it is
impossible to think bad thoughts. What they end up doing is killing
the creativity of programming." --Larry Wall
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