[Ilugc] ILUGC - Should'nt the name should change
prakash.pc at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 12:47:27 IST 2004
GNU is not necessarily tied/limited to Linux. And I don't see any reason
why we need to co-brand GNU & Linux. GNU is a larger entity that can
very well exist on its own. Infact, if you want people to know about GNU
then tell them about GNU. Even M$ users can use GNU tools. For
example emacs, cygwin . And, I feel this can also be one way to introduce
users to Linux, (via GNU). Show them what GNU tools can do for them, then
tell them how they can get more out of it if they move to Linux. Even
the transition becomes smoother.
On Mon, 19 Jul 2004 14:13:57 +0530, Gopalarathnam V
<gopalarathnam at gmail.com> wrote:
> Most newbies to GNU/Linux think that GNU/Linux is a M$ killer. The
> idea of GNU/Linux, *BSDs and/or other free operating systems is that
> people can choose a better alternative. And never was the intention
> of killing BillG or M$ for that matter. It may be a side effect
> People should be given a choice. IMO if you say all the computers
> should be installed/pre-loaded with RedHat/Mandrake, you're once again
> starting a monopoly.
> On Mon, 19 Jul 2004 09:48:22 +0530 (IST), Sivasankar Chander
> <siva at dias.ath.cx> wrote:
> > >
> > > Half the people dont
> > > know what GNU is and what it entitles them to do. Forget all this, they
> > > havent even heard about it.
> > >
> > I wanted to avoid taking sides on this issue, but I have a small point:
> > it's preferable to be inclusive, and welcome all the *BSD, *IX, etc.
> > people into the fold, rather than get restrictive. I use the GPL
> > myself, and I applaud the GNU contributions, but it's simply
> > more practical to be agnostic in this matter.
> > This is better served with a LUG moniker rather than a GLUG one. No
> > point fighting over this - let's move on, and spend our efforts on
> > finishing off Billy boy. As the great Marcus Cato said, in all his
> > speeches to the Roman Senate 'Coita Gatego ...', or translated from
> > the Pig Latin: '(Bill) Gates must be screwed...' :-). Actually, Cato
> > didn't say this, I'm saying this :-), and poor old Marcus must be
> > spinning in his grave.
> > -Siva
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