* Andreas Enge: > Now, some musing, which motivated me to change the subject line into > a new thread: I am wondering how functional a system is that > contains only GNU packages? It will lack a graphical environment, > but with grub, hurd, glibc and all other low level projects and the > toolchain, emacs, it looks to me as if we still have a functional > system. Or am I missing something?
Is glibc purely GNU? It borrows code from a variety of sources and was not written completely from scratch. (Although there are many parts which are unique to glibc, too.) What about GNU tar? It started out as pdtar.