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SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC] RMS and reactions to him
On Sun, 19 Jan 2003, Richard Stallman wrote:

> Yet you say you're speaking not only for yourself but also for the
> _hundreds_ of contributors to the GNU project.
>
> I said I am asking for credit for them, not just for myself.
> That is not quite the same thing.

But that's what I just said above.

> strongly about it and they all mandated a single person in the name of
> Richard Stallman to bring justice to the World, or they simply feel they
> like the name "Linux" is nice enough and left you alone to argue about it.
>
> Or they don't feel strongly enough to press the point.

Which means that you are the only one who cares.

> Or they have been intimidated by the hostility that we sometimes
> encounter.

So it seems that many more people care about _not_ using "GNU/" with
"Linux". Yes those people are 1) many and 2) speak on their own and 3)
never concerted to form that same opinion. There must be something there...

> Many of them do use the term "GNU/Linux", they just don't discuss
> it here.

This is rather off topic on this list, indeed.

> However that may be, it doesn't affect the fact that the GNU
> developers deserve credit.

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.

> This is unfortunate that you left out all my other arguments from my
> previous mail.
>
> I only answer the points that seem significant or worth answering.

Solely from your own point of view again. Sorry, you just managed to lose
your credibility on this whole matter.


Nicolas

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