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[7]: Comment by tyrione
by pinky on Wed 27th Feb 2008 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by tyrione"
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>As such calling every Linux-based OS GNU/Linux is wrong.

I don't say that you should call every Linux based system GNU/Linux! You should call the common desktop system GNU/Linux which is a combination of GNU and Linux. If you have a MacOS with a Linux kernel than you would probably continue to call it MacOS or maybe MacOS/Linux, if you have a BSD system with a Linux kernel you would probably continue to call it BSD and if you have a small embeded system where Linux is probably the largest and most important part than you may call it only Linux.

You see? It's not black or white!

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

Don't mixup cause and effect.
It wouldn't be that different because both GNU and BSD are Unix-like operating systems and not because the kernel makes them identically.

Edited 2008-02-27 15:17 UTC

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