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Re: Documentation: Linux kernel and GNU/Linux system

From: Chris Jones
Subject: Re: Documentation: Linux kernel and GNU/Linux system
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 11:25:01 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 08:16:24AM EST, Christophe Jarry wrote:
> Dear developers,
> I am reading the documentation for gawk
> (http://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/manual/gawk.html) and have found that
> sometimes you use the term "Linux" instead of "GNU/Linux" to refer to
> the system.
> Here are the culprits:
> * in "Foreword" section:
>   "gawk ships with Linux, and you can download binaries or source code
>   for almost any system; my wife uses gawk on her VMS box."
> * in "The GNU Project and This Book":
>   "Many GNU/Linux distributions are often available in computer stores
>   or bundled on CD-ROMs with books about Linux."
> * in "Glossary":
>   "Linux is a stable, efficient, full-featured clone of Unix that has
>   been ported to a variety of architectures."
> * in "Index", "Linux:" references should be deleted ("GNU/Linux:"
> references are already there and refer to the same sections), as there
> is no reference to the Linux kernel in the related sections.
> Please make the changes.
> Thanks.
> Christophe

On Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 01:32:55PM EST, Aharon Robbins wrote:
> Hi.  I'm aware of the distinction the GNU Project likes to make
> about "Linux" vs. "GNU/Linux".  I will make sure this is fixed.

Keeping in mind that in the second example, ‘books about Linux’ should
probably not be fixed:

1. Repeating GNU/Linux in the same sentence is unnecessary and somewhat
2. More to the point, as opposed to distributions, the books referred to
   are more often than not about ‘Linux’ rather than ‘GNU/Linux’


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