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SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC] RMS and reactions to him
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On Wednesday 22 January 2003 11:44 am, John Alvord wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Richard Stallman wrote:
> > > The meaning attached to this symbol is one we disagree with (see
> > > http://www.gnu.org/gnu/why-gnu-linux.html), so we will not accept
> > > it as the symbol of our work.
> >
> > But you don't attach strings about naming in GPL, so you are SOL
> > respect FSF owned software.
> >
> > Please see http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html#deserve.
> >
> > What is discussed here is the operating system (narrow sense, i.e.,
> > kernel only) called Linux, on which you have no claim whatsoever.
> >
> > We all agree that the proper name for the kernel is "Linux."
> > The disagreement is about the name for the complete system
> > that people use on desktops and servers.
>
> 98% of end users and server users get their software from a major
> distributor like RedHat or Suse. It seems to be you would get much bigger
> effect by prosletyzing to those companies. Are you doing that preaching as
> well as in this small section of the electronic world?
>
> john

If you followed the link in the post you replied to, you'd see he did contact
several distro vendors, and Mandrake has started to switch to calling it
GNU/Linux.

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