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Thu Jun 14 13:27:27 UTC 2012
On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:13 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> 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'?
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