[Nottingham] NLUG: What's in a name?

Going It Alone reggaemaker at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 02:52:47 UTC 2011

LOL, stay on topic.  The question was not about how many different
titles should be added but about the inclusion of GNU.

On 10 June 2011 03:36, Joshua Lock <incandescant at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 June 2011 19:32, Going It Alone <reggaemaker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why should the name Linux win over that of GNU?  What is so
>> intimidating about the name GNU/Linux?
>> "Now don't get me wrong, I have a lot of love for GNU and what Stallman
>>  and the FSF have done..."
>> But not enough love to have you publicly named alongside Linux.
> Personally I rarely refer to Linux either. I run Fedora on my laptop
> and Android on my phone. Not Fedora GNU Slash Linux and Android Bionic
> Linux. Blech.
>> "...but I don't feel that the distinction is
>>  worthwhile to site visitors."
>> Just how many visitors have said this to you?  Is the distinction not
>> worthwhile to the GNU contributors?
> Said what, that it's not worthwhile? Well, at least two people in this
> thread have stated that the distinction makes it seem more
> intimidating.
>> So for simplicities sake GNU should be reduced to a footnote.
>> There's nothing wrong in my opinion with the site naming both major
>> contributors.
> Both? Only GNU and the Linux kernel make significant contributions to
> your system?
> How about Nottingham
> GNU/Mozilla/GNOME/KDE/Freedesktop/Apache/LibreOffice/AdInfinitum/Linux?
> :-)
> Joshua
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