It's time to give Linux the credit it deserves

It's time to give Linux the credit it deserves

Post by Tim Smit » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 06:36:33



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.

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--Tim Smith
 
 
 

It's time to give Linux the credit it deserves

Post by Rick » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 06:40:33


Oh. no.... somebody's gonna have a cow over that one.
:-)

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Rick

 
 
 

It's time to give Linux the credit it deserves

Post by jebblu » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:32:49


I've tried BSD on and off over the years. Not bad. With Linus now
saying that Linux is bloated maybe he is like looking to jump off
the Linux bandwagon. In a few years I might have to switch to BSD.

It would be sweet if Canonical was around then to back a BSD distro.

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// This is my opinion.
 
 
 

It's time to give Linux the credit it deserves

Post by Phil Da Li » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:29:50


Call it a giraffe if it turns you on. That won't make it one though.
 
 
 

It's time to give Linux the credit it deserves

Post by nessun » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 22:36:27


HURD wasn't exactly aimless but Stallman and FSF didn't have the
resources to develop it. Yes, this was a major accomplishment of
Linux, but hardly the only one.

Stallman is more of a purist than I am but the people who accomplish
things in the world are driven and passionate about their goals.
Stallman fully deserves the genius award he got from the MacArthur
foundation, and recognition for his accomplishments. There is a lot
that wouldn't have happened without him.
 
 
 

It's time to give Linux the credit it deserves

Post by Ezekie » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 23:39:29

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He received that award 20 years ago. Since then he's become a disgusting pig
who eats his own toe-jam in front of spectators.
 
 
 

It's time to give Linux the credit it deserves

Post by Moshe Gold » Sat, 26 Sep 2009 01:00:01


How true.
How true.

He has most definitely gone off the rails.