Re: GNU/Linux - The Naming
apparently it's more to do with architectures, as a programmer if I'm going to build tool to run on the gnu stack it really doesn't matter if it's linux or solaris kernels or even bsd. on the other hand if I'm creating something to run on all posix machines (unix apart from SCO unix) then saying posix is good.
Stallmans point is that his work both legal and programming to create the frameworks and foundations for both free software and open software movements is being ignored and that he's not getting any credit for doing most of the leg work.
Linus on the other hand has concentrated on dong the right technical thing in the important but small part of the kernel space; but also wants recognition; why he doesn't like it being called gnu/linux is a bit odd because it suggests to me he's more unbalanced that he's been given credit for.
In the end I will say Ubuntu where I mean ubuntu because that _is_ what I mean most of the time. but as a generic term gnu/linux is more accurate for the system since neither gnu or linux can work without the other as an os, but can happily work with Xorg, Firefox, KDE etc.
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