[clug] Stallman visit
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Thu Mar 18 11:15:16 MDT 2010
Brendan Jurd wrote:
> 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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