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SubjectRe: Why is Nvidia given GPL'd code to use in closed source drivers?
    You *chose* GNU/Linux to parallel Unix? I assume you mean that you
influenced GNU into using a Unix base with the eventual goal of having
some sort of GNU Unix base (the Hurd?). The words you selected above
are rather assuming.

I decided in 1983 to develop a Unix-compatible operating system, and
then chose the name GNU for it. In 1990, after finding or writing
most of the necessary components, we started developing a kernel for
the GNU system; that kernel is the GNU Hurd. Since Linux was working
long before the Hurd, people mostly use GNU with Linux instead.

See for the history of GNU.
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