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Re: Why GNU/Linux is not accepted: an observation

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Why GNU/Linux is not accepted: an observation
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 04:55:25 +0530
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

* Alexandre François Garreau <> [2019-11-11 04:35]:
> I was going to give the example of X Window System and TeX as
> official graphical interface and typesetter, yet less GNU and not
> managed by GNU ^^ They’re not GNU packages.
> The maintaining rules you quoted apply to maintainers as individual
> and per their opinions and thoughts.  Yet, there is a *mandatory*
> requirement on GNU software not to advertise proprietary software,
> not to use refused terms such as “Linux” for the GNU/Linux operating
> system, “open source”, “cloud”, etc.

Nobody is perfect. Purpose is free operating system and free software
and user rights. Gnome is large project and one would need to balance
between more good and less bad in smart way.

One does not manage things with a sword.

Especially GNU project is totally opposite to any strict type of

There is certain trade between good and bad, little bad for more good
is always a good trade.

Chances are great that any user who finds "open source" software in
Gnome is to be driven to GNU and free software philosophy.

That Gnome foundation is differently managed and that they introduce
and tolerate "open source" or introduce other politics is
unfortunate. In general, any foundation manager shall not bring any
prejudices into organization, and shall stick to legal justice system
of the country before accusing anybody, including Stallman.

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