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kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Jun 14 02:19:28 UTC 2012
Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-06-13 at 10:25 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> I am inclined to believe, the spirit behind Linux has changed, changed
>> away from being idealistic to playing issues low for commerial interests.
> I'm not going to agree or disagree, but purely as background, remember
> that the spirit behind _Linux_ has never been particularly idealistic.
> Linus is a pure pragmatist and has stated multiple times that he chose
> the GPL on practical grounds, not idealistic ones.
And that's exactly why incorrectly calling GNU/Linux just "Linux" (as both
Ralf and you did) is a mistake.
Linus started only the kernel. The complete operating system was started by
the GNU Project, which is very much idealistic.
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