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Re: GPL version 3 comments

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL version 3 comments
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 20:32:21 +0100
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

>    I use Linux, not GNU, BSD, or other Unix-based operating systems,
>    and want to release programs under the GPL.
> Linux is just a kernel, using it without any operating system is
> impossible.

Nonsense.  Embedded applications work directly on top of a kernel.

> GNU is one operating system that works with Linux,

More nonsense.  Operating systems certainly require a kernel (in fact,
the standard Computer Science definition pretty much covers _only_ the
kernel unless we are talking Microkernel-based systems).  GNU without
kernel is not an operating system.

Not even in RMS' terminology (who calls the whole of GNU/Linux a
variant GNU system).

> and there are some embedded versions too.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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