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

From: Noah Slater
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] BBC's DRM Iplayer windows only
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:36:12 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)

On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 02:02:53PM +0000, Dave Crossland wrote:
> When he says things that mean "The Linux OS started in 1991 because I
> wrote a kernel for fun" he is misleading people about the difference
> between an OS and a kernel which is confusing, taking credit for the
> GNU OS which is unfair, and not helping to inform people about the
> idea of software freedom.

Just to nitpick, Linus did create the Linux OS but it was pretty
rubbish (or so I deduce) appart from the kernel. They then took the
GNU OS (sans the kernel) and created GNU/Linux.

He's still misleading, but at least he's not lying, the Linux OS does
exist for those silly enought to look for it. ;)

Noah Slater <http://bytesexual.org/>

"Creativity can be a social contribution, but only in so far as
society is free to use the results." - R. Stallman

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