[Ilugc] why GNU should not be added to linux
pasokan at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 18:48:04 IST 2010
On 4 June 2010 18:13, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at thenilgiris.com> wrote:
> as per request of the admin, subject changed (please drop the 'was' part in
[Detailed, well written response snipped]
The key difference is that the GNU toolchain was used to build almost
all the remaining xx% and even today I am sure the toolchain which RMS
was instrumental in building is used to generate majority of the
content in a distro.
And that list of things built using the GNU toolchain includes the kernel.
Whether that justifies calling it GNU/Linux is a personal choice IMO.
KG's well written note tends to suggest that RMS wants credit and
thats the only reason--I see that insistence more as a continued
reminder of the principles he has espoused, in contrast to the
pragmatic(?) stance of Linus.
We will find a way. Or, make one. (Hannibal)
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