Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Apr 2008 17:59 UTC, submitted by Cain Boro
Linux "While Linus Torvalds' name is synonymous with the Linux kernel, Al Viro's may be one day, too. Viro has contributed 1571 changes to the kernel, which sits at the core of the Linux operating system, over the past three years, according to a new report from the Linux Foundation. That's more than any other individual developer, the report states. In contrast, Torvalds, the kernel's creator and steward, contributed 495 changes. Viro couldn't be reached for comment about the report."
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What's in a Name
by cpiral on Sun 6th Apr 2008 09:08 UTC
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"While Linus Torvalds' name is synonymous with the Linux kernel, Al Viro's may be one day, too. Viro has contributed 1571 changes to the kernel, which sits at the core of the Linux operating system..."

You said "Linux kernel", then you said "Linux operating system." The operating system name should be synonymous with Richard Stallman, by all rights, by all right now.

When coding a computer, the variable name you choose stands for a memory location for the compiler. Lets remember to call it the GNU/Linux OS. Lets not name it Linux_OS. The actual data at the name/address we call GNU/Linux is the string "Richard Stallman", the root of a structure in memory called GNU.

If you find this particular OSnews article interesting, you are going to love this one by Richard Stallman himself about why a name is important:
http://www.gnu.org/gnu/why-gnu-linux.html

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