Without Linux, the so-called GNU system would have remained just a
collection of tools, waiting interminably for the aimless HURD project
to produce a kernel. If Linux had not been there, the free BSD systems
would have become the *** free operating systems, once the legal
issues that held them back were resolved, and the BSD tools would
perhaps be the *** tools today, not the GNU tools. Linux, to put it
bluntly, saved GNU.
Accordingly, isn't it time we give Linux proper credit in the GNU
system? From now on, I'm referring to the GNU system as the LNU system.
The L stands for Linux. It's only fair.