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Re: configure script


From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: configure script
Date: 13 Jun 2002 00:59:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

* David Kastrup writes:
> address@hidden (Alfred M. Szmidt) writes:
>> * David Kastrup writes:
> Wrong.  The name is what the one putting it together calls it.  It is
> a GNU system, you might also call it a GNU/Linux system, but it is
> not just "GNU/Linux" just as I am not just "Kastrup".  I have a given
> name.

It is not an GNU system, it is an system based on GNU, thus GNU/Linux.
The GNU system is GNU/Hurd.  Linus did _not_ put together the system,
the GNU project did.

>> > A painting is named by painter, not by the paint manufacturer.
>> > Regardless how good or indispensible the paints have been for the
>> > work.
>> 
>> If a painting is named by the painter, then RMS has all the right to
>> name the "painting", Linus' _ONLY_ contribution was Linux,

> And that's what he named "Linux".  And RMS does not object to that.
> He objects to distribution creators to call their systems Linux
> systems.

Because they are not Linux systems, there is no such thing as an Linux
system.  Linus contributed the kernel, not the system, that is was what
the GNU project did.

<sniped a bunch of stuff that opinions by contributors are not consulted>

This is all according to you, and what you claim RMS said.

> Oh, you mean that when you start any GNU utility, the nasty Linux
> distributors have cut away all of the startup messages and logos
> referring to GNU?  That's a new one to me.

Linux distributors, distribute an kernel, not an operating system.

-- 
Alfred M. Szmidt



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