Il ven, 2002-04-05 alle 01:15, Thierry Vignaud ha scritto: > my 2 euro cents : > > "Branko Collin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > For those who do not know: the OS Linux was built by Linux Torvalds > > in 1991. He basically only built a kernel and used parts of the GNU > > project to pad it out to a complete OS. People started calling the > > whole OS Linux. At this the founder of GNU, Richard Stallman, balked, > > because he feels that the OS is as much his as Linus' and that he > > deserves credit for it. He would like to see that credit in the shape > > of the OS being called GNU/Linux rather than just Linux. > > well, i don't agree at 100%: rms arguments've drawbacks. > gnu softwares're NOT the majority of free softwares in a distro. > eg, in mandrake, only looking at sources rpms, they're: > - GPL: 851 (of which an estimated one third is from gnu) > - LGPL: 91 > - BSD: 87 > - various free licences: 62 > - Artistic: 47 > - MIT: 35 > - public domain : 29 > - freeware: 12 > - mpl: 13 > - Apache: 11 > - OpenSource: 4 > - qpl:4 > - opl: 2 > - fdl: 2 > > so should we speak of gnu-bsd-mpl-qpl-artistic/linux ? > or, as gpl softwares number is greater than gnu/fsf ones, should we > speak of gpl/linux ?
gpl stands for GNU GPL and, while i don't think this discussion belongs to this list, let me say that, at least from a philosophical point of view, say that without GNU, Linux would not exists is quite true. i agree on calling it gnu/linux, but i don't bother when i see a couple of linux alones. > eg: linux sources're as big as gcc or glibc ones, but smaller than > XFree86 ones which're bigger than the three first ones. > the three first ones're gpled but the fourth is released under a MIT > license. only gcc and glibc're part of the gnu project. > despite not being released under gpl nor being part of the gnu > project, XFree86 is still a free software. [snip] > afaic, both're correct even if they're not 100% correct. > the gnu/linux spelling has the advantage to highlight the free > software ethic. > nothing more. exactly. so why not using it? ;) -- Federico Di Gregorio Debian GNU/Linux Developer & Italian Press Contact [EMAIL PROTECTED] INIT.D Developer [EMAIL PROTECTED] Viviamo in un mondo reale, Ciccio. -- Lucy
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