Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2008 21:29 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Richard Stallman, industry activist and founder of the Free Software Foundation has - once again - relinquished his role as maintainer of the phenomenally successful GNU Extensible, Customizable, Display Editor (Emacs). The news was slipped out on the Emacs developers' forum and Stallman explained his reasons in a later interview.
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RE[6]: Comment by tyrione
by WereCatf on Wed 27th Feb 2008 13:55 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by tyrione"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

right! Linux is a kernel and GNU/Linux is an complete operating system, the combination of GNU and Linux.

You quite missed the point: A Linux-based OS does not necessarily equal GNU/Linux. As such calling every Linux-based OS GNU/Linux is wrong.


No!
In the first scenario i change the Kernel: GNU system once with a Linux kernel and once with a different kernel. -> almost no differences even that the kernel has changed.
In the second scenario i keep the kernel and change the rest of the system: Linux kernel in a GNU system vs Linux kernel in MacOS. -> hugh differences even if the kernel is the same


Take GNU/Linux, replace GNU with BSD alternatives -> Almost no difference yet the same kernel and completely different userland. Sorry to burst your bubble.

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