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    gnubuntu.com gnubuntu.net gnubuntu.org

    I just stumbled across the fact that all 3 of these redirect to ubuntu.com. Interesting...

    Edit: Ahh, I guess this thread explains why those domains were registered.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=94862

    But it looks like the idea never went anywhere.

    Here's a message from Shuttleworth from Nov 2005

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...er/013261.html

    We've registered "gnubuntu.org" for an ideologically-pure derivative.

    Have had some discussion with RMS about this. He's supportive of the
    idea but not the name... we may go ahead with the name as it is, since I
    think it perfectly captures the link to both projects. The idea would be
    to setup that derivative to include only stuff that's FSF-blessed (even
    if the FSF doesn't bless the name of the aggregation).

    If anyone is keen to work on that, please let me know. It would require
    some knowledge of the core tools of managing a derivative. The Ututo
    guys may or may not be interested in helping out - they already work on
    a core that is FSF-blessed, so this might save them a lot of work.

    Mark
    Last edited by greggh; December 4th, 2006 at 01:01 PM.

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    Re: gnubuntu.com gnubuntu.net gnubuntu.org

    The guy who founded gnu didnt like the name. It was released on 2nd November under a different name.

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    Re: gnubuntu.com gnubuntu.net gnubuntu.org

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnsie View Post
    The guy who founded gnu didnt like the name. It was released on 2nd November under a different name.
    So is this what became gnewsense?

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    Re: gnubuntu.com gnubuntu.net gnubuntu.org

    Yeah, I think so. Thanks for reminding me the name

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    Re: gnubuntu.com gnubuntu.net gnubuntu.org

    AFAIK, the FSF didn't like the name Gnubuntu, and so they decide to name it differently : gnewsense.
    So gnubuntu is gnewsense.

    EDIT : ok, it seams that it was already said. Sorry
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