GNU/Linux? Was: Re: OT: Corel Linux (hijacked from Re: Chrome on Ubuntu)

Tony Baldwin photodharma at
Fri Jun 12 15:18:44 UTC 2009

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
>> I took my 'troll' to Usenet and alt.os.linux.ubuntu (what a quagmire!)
>> where a nice fellow, John F. Morse, sent me this link:
>> which shows that the combination of GNU and Linux did, indeed, once
>> carry the term, Linux/GNU/X and also (once used by RMS) Lignux (which I
>> suspect is pronounced, "lee-gnewx").
>> Since the controversy (yes, there really is one) still rages on I guess
>> I'm going to throw my own mostly inconsiderable weight behind Lignux.
> I can just imagine Linus Torvalds response to Stallman...

I once made the mistake of forgetting the "GNU/" while corresponding 
with Mr. Stallman...
I was to give a presentation on FOSS (especially OmegaT and Linguas OS) 
to a professional translators assoc. (NETA) at BU, and asked whether he 
wanted to show up (since he's usually right there in Cambridge) and 
expound on the virtues of...wait for source software...
I should have saved the lecture he sent me...

I have deep respect for the guy, all the same, and believe in the 
principles of FREE Software (as much as OSS).
I now use the terms FREE software and GNU/Linux, but I'm not as 
religious about it as some folks.
I don't beat people over the head with it.
Call it OSS and Linux all ya want for all I care.
Either way, FOSS & GNU/LINUX ROCK!!

free/open source software
tcl yer os with a feather...
gnu/linux for translators

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