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Re: Richard Stallman what a tosser, was Why open source software is bet

From: Aaron Kulkis
Subject: Re: Richard Stallman what a tosser, was Why open source software is better
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 13:06:37 -0500

Edward Rosten wrote:
> >>He seems to have a real chip on his shoulder about Linux. He goes out of
> >>his way to call Linux GNU/Linux (technically correct) and adds that the
> >>majority of code in Linux is GNU (again correct). This is not the first
> >>time I have seen him do this. The fact that 99% of the computer literate
> >>society regard Linux incorrectly as Linus's baby must really bug him.
> >
> > Indeed. Personally, if the GNU OS was finished in 1991 when Linux first
> > hit the street, why the hell did it take until 2000 to complete? That
> > makes it even more vaporous than any M$ product.
> It didn't take until 2000 to hit the street. Slackware started selling it
> in 1993 IIRC and it was avaliable for download before then.
> > I agree with Linus's take on that: "The midwife doesn't get to name the
> > baby." The system is Linux, dammit, and RMS is trying to hog some of the
> > fame that Linus rightfully deserves.
> Well, I disagree. Without GNU, Linux would be nowhere. A kernel on its
> own is not an operating system. How do you think Linux suddenly went from
> baing a kernel to an operating system? It did that because 90% of the
> operating system had already been written by GNU. All the components are
> essential. Claiming that one is somehow more deserving than the others is
> silly.

Most important of all was the existance of GCC.

> -Ed
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Aaron R. Kulkis
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