OT: GNU an Operating System WAS Re: One unclear point in the Vim license
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From: "Richard Stallman" <email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: One unclear point in the Vim license
> If I ask one of my friends "what is GNU" he doesn't just think of the
> OS, GNU is more than that.
> This appears to be a misunderstanding, because GNU is an operating
> system--no more, no less.
That is comical. The term operating system (OS) is a
vague term even if you attempt to make the term concise:
The meaning of the acronym GNU suggests an OS, but
many GNU initiatives seem not to be in pursuit of
creating/improving an OS, but an operating environment
-- semantic sugar? Are these GNU initiatives not GNU?
I would think if GNU was an OS, there would be no
Debian keeping the GNU in Linux.
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