Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Feb 2007 21:05 UTC, submitted by Marc Fiszman
GNU, GPL, Open Source "This show features an interview with Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement and the man who put the GNU into GNU/Linux. After introducing the concept of free software, Richard offers some trenchant criticism of two tech superstars: the Lord of Linux, Linus Torvalds, and Apple guru Steve Jobs. From there, we move into a discussion of the impact of free software - and freedom more generally - on the evolution of personal and global consciousness."
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RE[2]: Respond to a comment
by Coxy on Mon 5th Feb 2007 15:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Respond to a comment"
Coxy
Member since:
2006-07-01

...ridiculous GNU/Linux name these arses insist on.'

Too right. Guhnoo slash linux... what a stupid idea.

Imagine if we lived in a world were things were named like this. People would drive to work in their Stephensons_Rocket/Car and make calls from their Bell/Mobile. You must pronounce it correctly too... Belluhoo-Slash-Mobile.

If I ever met the guy I'd call it Linux on purpose just to get on his tits.

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RE[3]: Respond to a comment
by pinky on Mon 5th Feb 2007 15:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Respond to a comment"
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2005-07-15

>Too right. Guhnoo slash linux... what a stupid idea.

Yes, you are right. That's why i just call it GNU.
It's shorter than GNU/Linux or Linux and GNU is the most important and largest part (from one project) of the system. If the system runs a Linux, BSD,... kernel doesn't make any difference for me as a user. MacOS also hasn't changed to "the Mach OS" since they are replaced their kernel with a mach kernel so why should i name my GNU system like the kernel?

>Imagine if we lived in a world were things were named like this.

You already live in a world like this. Just think about TCP/IP for example.

Edited 2007-02-05 15:56

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RE[4]: Respond to a comment
by mkone on Mon 5th Feb 2007 19:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Respond to a comment"
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2006-03-14

Well, I wouldn't use Linux if it wasn't for the fact that there is a GUI that makes it real usable (for me).

So perhaps we should call Linux/GNU/X. And Openoffice.org is pretty important to many people too.

I will stick to Linux. The kernel is what has gotten FOSS to where it is now. The BSD stuff was there for the taking if the GNU bits had not been there previously. For many reasons, people chose the GNU stuff, and that's what we have right now.

Besides, Linux is just better sounding. The first rule of marketing, it must sound nice. Gur-nyoo. Hard letter sounds, not good (Unless you are Google of course)

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