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Re: Distro name

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Distro name
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:56:15 +0100
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> Am Dienstag, 15. Januar 2013 schrieb Ludovic Courtès:
>> So I’ll rename the (distro ...) modules to (gnu ...), because that’s
>> nicer and more meaningful (“a distro of the GNU system”).
> Even though it contains non-gnu packages?

Well, the famous “GNU System” was always supposed to contain non-GNU

Plus we’re just talking about a module name space, and using ‘gnu’ at
the beginning is just a way to claim ownership of that name space, not
of the packages that happen to be provided by those modules.

And module names are not really read from left to right; the naming
convention is usually (OWNER FEATURE), or (OWNER CATEGORY FEATURE).

This is all fairly meta.  :-)

How does that sound?


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