Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th May 2006 11:16 UTC, submitted by Puru Govind
GNU, GPL, Open Source "This famous controversy is there ever since I became aware of operating systems known as GNU/Linux. The GNU General Public License, which is used by Linux as well as most GNU software, armors both characters. GNU/Linux is the term coined by the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman and people who support FSF, for operating systems composed of the FSF's GNU software and the Linux kernel; such systems are generally called Linux."
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RE[2]: Relative importance
by AlexandreAM on Fri 5th May 2006 16:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Relative importance"
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And to those exceptions (I really know nothing about Coyote to argue) you call them "Linux".

I'm all for the parent when it says "Linux" will do the trick if you're in casual conversations.

Paperwork and all 'official' stuff should give the credit to GNU when it is appropriate.

Just hope my poor english made this post at least readable.

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RE[3]: Relative importance
by rcsteiner on Fri 5th May 2006 22:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Relative importance"
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Coyote uses Busybox:

and uClibc:

to replace the GNU utilities and glibc respectively.

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