Re: [OFFTOPIC] RMS and reactions to him

From: Brian McGroarty (
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 14:30:53 EST

On Sun, Jul 20, 2003 at 04:42:00AM +0200, Leandro Guimar?es Faria Corsetti Dutra wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Jan 2003 20:46:01 -0500, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> > Just as every other free software developers. Yet the _majority_ of those
> > GNU developers seem to be quite happy with the way they get credits,
> > otherwise they would complain on their own. You just can't decide for the
> > whole community how it should be done.
> He's not deciding, he's requesting. There is a difference, and there
> must be a reason why so many people get so incensed at such a simple,
> rational, reasonable request.

The whole blowup over RMS requesting the GNU/Linux tag is that a lot
of folks think he's talking about the kernel, and not Linux

Even many folks "in the know" seem to miss this distinction: RMS
hasn't ever asked that the kernel be called GNU/Linux. He asks that
"Linux distributions," which are called "Linux" by the public at
large, carry the extra tag.
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