Linked by Michael L. Love on Mon 3rd Nov 2003 19:19 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives The GNU-Darwin Distribution is a free operating system and a popular source of free software for Mac OS X and Darwin-x86 users, but it is also a platform for digital activism. Founded in November of 2000, the Distribution has the stated goal of bringing software freedom to computer users of every stripe, and vigilantly defending digital liberties.
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Re: GNU
by RJW on Mon 3rd Nov 2003 21:55 UTC

ThanatosNL:
It's not at all true that the most "interacted with" component of a "GNU/Linux" system is the "GNU" part of it. If a person boots directly into KDE, for example, there might be no interaction with GNU at all. RMS and his followers want credit for themselves without giving credit to the many, many other parts of most Linux systems such as X. The only GNU part of Linux that everyone uses is libc. People might give GNU more credit if RMS didn't constantly harp on his own role in the success of Linux. You see, most people don't want to give a guy like him what he wants because he is obnoxious.