[Ilugc] why GNU should not be added to linux
steve at lonetwin.net
Sun Jun 6 14:08:21 IST 2010
On 06/06/2010 09:37 AM, Kenneth Gonsalves wrote:
> On Saturday 05 June 2010 22:13:44 praveen chandrahas wrote:
>> It doesn't mean we can conveniently forget the ideological background.
>> Remember, it was the ideology that
>> spurred the development of the free OS. *Not the other way round*. The
>> whole thing was written
>> because people loved the ideology.
> who said so? people did/do it because they enjoy doing it - the guys with
> idealogy usually spend their time preaching and not developing and maintaining
It doesn't have to be one or the other. Linus created linux because it was fun
but he licensed it under the GPL, in fact *specifically* GPLv2, because he
*deeply* cares about, understands and agrees with the ideology (note that
agreeing/subscribing to an ideology != being a fanatic).
random spiel: http://lonetwin.net/
what i'm stumbling into: http://lonetwin.stumbleupon.com/
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