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

Mark Kirkwood markir at
Sat Jun 13 11:04:04 UTC 2009

Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> "Umm, this discussion has gone on quite long enough, thank you very
> much. It doesn't really matter what people call Linux, as long as
> credit is given where credit is due (on both sides). Personally, I'll
> very much continue to call it "Linux"."

While RMS can be hard to listen to sometimes - I gotta sympathize with 
his desire for recognition here - because without gcc, libc, bash, vi, 
emacs etc linux would just be a kernel unable to be used for anything 
useful.  There is a whole lot of 'gnu' in there :-)

I personally think it would not hurt for for Linus to acknowledge this 
more directly.



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