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Re: Gentoo GNU/Hurd

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Gentoo GNU/Hurd
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 02:48:19 +0100
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On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 07:35:52PM -0500, James A. Morrison wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-03-25 at 19:23, Robert Millan wrote:
> > GNU/Hurd was the term used for referring to GNU to avoid confusion with
> > its variant GNU/Linux, since they say "Gentoo Linux" in first place i
> > don't see what they mean to distinguish GNU from..
>  That is counter productive.  The GNU system can and should be able to
> run on multiple kernels.

the GNU system includes a kernel. there are variants of GNU that use other
kernels, like GNU/Linux, but the real GNU system is Hurd-based.

> GNU/Hurd is the best name.

i agree in that GNU/Hurd is a useful (though redundant) name to distinguish
GNU from its variants. this is the case for "Debian GNU/Hurd" as a distinction
to "Debian GNU/Linux".

but it's out of context here. Ie: if you speak of "Linux" as a whole system,
like in "Gentoo Linux", you deny that system is a GNU variant, hence no need
to distinguish it from the real GNU, which "theoricaly" is a totally different

p.s: yes, i feel deja-vu too.. but ain't it fun going on the same things
over and over? ;)

Robert Millan

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