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SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC] RMS and reactions to him

> That lesson concerns sharing credit with people who are trying to help
> you. That's the reason I talk about the work that we, the GNU
> Project, have done, rather than focusing on my individual role. (I
> don't ask people to name the system after my name.)
> However, letting the credit for our work fall entirely to someone who
> never was part of our project and doesn't share our values and goals
> is a different matter. That would be self-defeating. Leadership 101
> doesn't need to talk about this, because even cadet leaders generally
> already know they should not let rival movements take the credit for
> the work they and their supporters have done.
> We do give Torvalds a share of the credit by calling the system
> "GNU/Linux".

I think someone else might have sais this, but I will say it now. Many, if
not all, Linux distibutions give the GNU Project credit for the utilities
that were written by it. Is that not sufficient?

Matthew D. Pitts

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