[Nottingham] [Fwd: http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0, 3858,
jonathan at jonmasters.org
Mon Jan 12 11:26:47 GMT 2004
Jim Driscoll wrote:
> GNU (which, lest we forget, is an operating system name itself) has not
> become Linux or even GNU/Linux: Linux is just one implementation of GNU.
> I don't know whether the HURD is practically usable as the OS kernel
> yet, but I'm sure there are non-Linux-kernel GNU OSs.
> Linus Torvalds never "got involved" with the GNU project AFAIA - he
> simply decided to use the GPL as the license for his self-developed GNU
> The license and the building tools *aren't* why 'purists' call it
> GNU/Linux - the fact that the bulk of the core OS is actually GNU is the
These were the sort of things I was objecting to more than his view,
which is in entitled to hold if he wants :-).
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