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Re: Specification v 0.8

On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 10:22:49AM -0700, Andy Tai wrote:
> Hope the LSB can allow the name "GNU/Linux Standard
> Base" to be used as an alternative name to the
> standard "Linux Standard Base." This will make Linux
> Standard Base stronger.

I'm sure RMS will call it the GNU/Linux Standard Base whether we bless
this usage or not.  :-)

> (this is not meant for discussing "GNU/Linux" vs.
> "Linux".  this is about trying to unifying commonly
> used terms to bring the community together, where
> people of different opinions can work together. 
> Similar cases like the debates Russians went though,
> with the result Russia is called, officially, both
> Russia and Russian Federation)

Unfortunately, merely blessing this kind of usage means that we would
be taking a position on what has been an extremely divisive issue.

						- Ted

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