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Re: [Libtool] Re: Naming a project gnu-win32?

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: [Libtool] Re: Naming a project gnu-win32?
Date: 18 Sep 2000 06:10:28 -0300
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On Sep 18, 2000, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

>     An issue has recently been raised (by me) in the libtool mailing list
>     regarding the desirability of using the label "gnu-win32" in scripts
>     like libtool (and, I presume, configure).

> In hacker terminology, calling something a "win" is a form of praise.
> People who wish to praise Microsoft Windows are free to do so, but in
> the GNU Project we don't do it.  So we write either "Windows" or "w",
> not "win".

But then, wouldn't calling the project ``GNU Win'' or, even better,
``GNU Wins'', be a good thing? :-)

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