Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Nov 2009 17:11 UTC
Linux Now this is one to ponder. This year, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Barack Obama, president of the United States. The prize has been given to both politicians and non-politicians alike, and Keith Lofstrom thinks its time to hand over the Peace Prize to a non-politician once more: Linus Torvalds.
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RE: Comment by kap1 - shouldn't that be
by jabbotts on Fri 20th Nov 2009 18:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by kap1"
jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

Shouldn't that be RMS/Linus?

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cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

You got a +1 from me.

I can't count the times I'm looking for something esoteric, hit mailing lists archives of projects (including the kernel, GTK, mplayer, etc.), and out of nowhere, as someone mentioned the word Linux, or their distro's name, Stallman swoops in (like he had an automated search set up for this stuff), and does his several-sentence spiel about GNU being first, and the basis of the system, and so it should be referred to as GNU/Linux.

Ugh!

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

The funny part is that, if it weren't for Linux, no one would know or give a damn about the GNU (or Richard Stallman).

Maybe Torvalds should start demanding that all GNU software be referred to as Linux/GNU.

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