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Re: What to call Guix

From: Jude Rubini
Subject: Re: What to call Guix
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:24:17 -0500

I agree 100% it must be taken off the Gnu list to avoid upcoming accidents or terminal errors. 

Btw anyone know of a good site to download access points or servers maybe in a visual studio. If you could privately send the url or url's to

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Omar Radwan <address@hidden> wrote:
>This leads me to think of calling it an "avant-garde distribution".
>Perhaps "The GNU Project's avant-garde distribution of GNU/Linux".
I think the name is fitting for Guix and I wouldn't disapprove, though I don't think is the best and there can be better.

I would suggest "GNU's distribution of itself", though that spins in circles and I don't think you or a lot of other people would like it.

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I am thinking about the idea of calling Guix "the reference distribution"
of GNU.  That term seems inappropriate in two ways:

* It comes from "reference implementation", which means an
implementation intended mainly to be studied when making other
implementations, rather than for real use.  Guix is not meant
only to be studied.

* It suggests something that is basic and not at all fancy, whereas
Guix is an innovative experimental approach.

This leads me to think of calling it an "avant-garde distribution".
Perhaps "The GNU Project's avant-garde distribution of GNU/Linux".

This also avoids the undesirable effect of suggesting that other
free distros are rejected.

What do people think?

Dr Richard Stallman
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