[Ilugc] Google drops Windows in their workplace
lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Wed Jun 2 17:12:39 IST 2010
On Tuesday 01 June 2010 20:14:59 you wrote:
> On 06/02/2010 07:57 AM, Kenneth Gonsalves wrote:
> > the link has relevance and interest to the list - it has been posted by
> > many people on most of the LUG lists in the country. What I took
> > exception to is the idea that by constantly renaming things, one can
> > change their nature. Let us face facts - the GNU project did not write
> > the linux kernel, and no amount of name changing is going to change that
> > fact.
> I am not a fan of the name but that's a weak argument IMO
basically RMS was miffed that he could not write a kernel and linus did - so he
wanted a share of the credit. So he demanded that the word 'GNU' be added. But
for those who do not know the history, the word 'GNU/Linux' implies ownership
of linux by GNU. This also could be fair enough (although rather childish) as
long as Linus agreed to it - he did not.
anyway, for any usable distro one needs not only GNU, but also BSD - like
fedora would be junk without python - apache (httpd, subversion, etc etc) ,
MIT licensed stuff and about 30-40 other licenses. So would it make sense to
call it GNU/BSD/APACHE/MIT/Linux? Everyone wants credit no?
oops, python, git et all are all written in GCC - so let us give them the
credit - GNU/Python, GNU/Git ...
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