*countable infinities only

Orcan Ogetbil oget.fedora at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 12:35:26 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 1:13 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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'?

I don't think that applies since in this case what Kevin stated was
explicitly the starting point of this discussion, not the finishing
point. The best you can do is to claim that we are back where we
started. Goodwin is more linear. No?


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