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Re: compilation problem

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: compilation problem
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 09:42:24 -0500

    But GNU isn't the whole system either. A typical distibution
    contains the work of a lot of other projects and companies as
    well. Just to name a few: BSD, X11, SUN, IBM.

Much of that IS part of GNU.  We included things like the BSD
network utilities and X back in the 80s.

Our project was the development of a complete free operating system,
not just the development of certain programs.  We wrote those programs
as part of producing the complete system.

     I think you should
    call it GNU/X11/BSD/SUN/IBM/Linux. I admit that GNU forms a big
    part of the distribution so I guess that GNU&Friends/Linux is also
    fine, if you are in a hurry.

Either of them is ok if you prefer them.

    PS: Sorry to all the other projects I forgot mentioning just now.
    I had to stop somewhere. But please inform me if you insist on
    being on that list.

If you have to omit some of them, the last one you should omit
is GNU.  We started the whole thing, and developed a bigger part
than anyone else.

Have you read http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html?
It discusses this question and other related ones.

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