[clug] Stallman visit

Brendan Jurd direvus at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 09:09:25 MDT 2010

On 18 March 2010 10:56, Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> wrote:
> On 18/03/2010, at 10:52 , Steven Hanley wrote:
>> Just a thought, Bob just suggested that maybe RMS will not want to visit
>> CLUG asw we do not include Gnu in the name of the user group.
> Would you use an operating system called "Linux/GNU/Apache/ISC/…"?  Just typing out the name of the OS shouldn't be the major use of your time when using a particular OS.

Indeed.  There's much to admire in what RMS has done in the software
world, and much to be grateful to him for.  But his perverse demand
that everybody prepend "GNU/" to things is ... well, lame.

Part of the reason GNU enjoys such widespread use is the success of
Linux.  Part of the success of Linux is due to its name.  It's short,
it's catchy, it's easy to pronounce.  By contrast, "GNU/Linux" would
have Hindenburged right into the ground.


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