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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] New GNU

From: Ramana Kumar
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] New GNU
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 23:16:43 +0100

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 9:29 PM, Robert Martinez <> wrote:
I think you're stirring up everybody becauseyou say things like:

"I wanted to launch GNU anew with the focus being primarily on the goal of freedom."
But GNU already HAS the primary goal of freedom!
I believe your point is to create a label that transports the value more clearly.
And i must say i thought about that sometimes, too:
The OSI has a sticker that indicates stuff that is open source with the green cut open "O".
Nothing like that exists for free software.
But then again you should see that you don't want to "relaunch" GNU, since GNU is Not Unix, and is a big project.

Ah sorry, I think I was unclear.
When I said "relaunch" I only meant it in an advertising/publicity sense. The system itself would not be new, and would not have been written from scratch!
Rather, I think since GNU is so unheard of these days, it could be a neat trick to "launch" it as a "new" operating system, which looks like a distribution of "Linux" but is better not for technical reasons but for moral reasons.

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