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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by Great Cthulhu on Mon 3rd Nov 2003 22:24 UTC

People bash GNU for a variety of reasons, but no one in this thread has shown that they actually know why GNU believes that it is within their right to ask for credit. They merely repeat a laundry-list of what they've heard others say, because bashing ideas is a lot safer and rewarding to one's ego than coming up with new ones.

Very well said. It also seems to me there are a lot of persons (for various reasons) who'd rather just shoot the messenger than debate the ideas.