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Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC's DRM Iplayer windows only

From: Dave Crossland
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC's DRM Iplayer windows only
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 13:42:09 +0000

On 13/01/2008, Noah Slater <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 02:25:56PM +0000, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> > The recent thread on the lugmaster list to which I'm referring is
> > directly connected to FSF(E)'s pursual of the GNU+Linux moniker.
> You mean GNU/Linux?

RMS seems to write "GNU/Linux" and say "GNU+Linux."

To me, the / looks better typographically, but the + sounds better
when spoken and makes more sense because a "/" means boolean "OR" in
everyday language. So I say and write "+" and because I do so
consistently, the meme takes hold ;-)

> Why does everyone on this list insist on calling
> it GNU+Linux, even when incorrectly citing the FSF.

The GNU project asks for fairness in crediting their work, and to
promote the idea of software freedom, and asks for either a "/" or a
"+" but not a " " since that implies Linux is a GNU program like GNU


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