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: compilers
by dpi on Mon 3rd Nov 2003 23:22 UTC

"Intel and IBM both have free compilier's"


I know a BSDL C/C++ compiler, which is called TenDRA.
I've heard various opinions about it.

"And the comparison with the old style BSD license is valid IMO. What will happen if everyone starts saying GNU/Linux? The KDE people will be pissed that nobody recognizes their huge amounts of work. So we have KDE/GNU/Linux. Then we have the Gnome project, and the X11 project."

GNOME/KDE/X11 have less ''market share'' than GNU. On servers, those aren't required and generally not used. While GNU is always used. I'd also like to refer to the history of GNU and Linux. The GNU system was already existing, then the Linux kernel was released under the GPL and the _2_ fitted _together_. Btw the FAQ at actually mentions your opinion about GNOME/KDE/X11.

The GNU system is also used together with a (Net)BSD kernel and the apt utils (aka ''Debian''). Therefore you get: Debian GNU/NetBSD. How clear, isn't it? If GNU was replaced by BSD(L) utils it seems logical to me when the name became Debian NetBSD since BSD is already in the NetBSD name.

If one wants to call it like KDE/GNOME/X11/Mutt/GNU/Sex/Linux, it's their choice. Now, if we can all accept the fact that some people call the OS Linux instead of GNU/Linux and vice versa, put it under ''freedom of speech'' and get over it, RMS can sleep well next night! ZzZzZZZz...