*countable infinities only

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu Jun 14 05:13:49 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-06-14 at 04:19 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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.

I hereby declare this thread officially dead.

Is there a Godwin's Law equivalent that applies to the invocation of the
'GNU/ debate'?
Adam Williamson
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