*countable infinities only

Kevin Kofler 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.

        Kevin Kofler



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