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Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Call It GNU/Linux

RMS and his cronies posted a long diatribe a FAQ on why Linux should properly be referred to as GNU/Linux. Ya know, if RMS really wants his own OS that badly, he could actually work on his Hurd kernel and make it not suck. Then he wouldn't need Linus et alii anymore. While I appreciate the contributions the GNU project has made, an awful lot of the Linux code I use is not GNU (the kernel itself and KDE come to mind). It will be a cold day in you-know-where when I call Linux GNU/Linux. Sometimes I have to wonder what RMS' real agenda is. Thanks Slashdot.

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