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piratepenguin at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 23:04:52 CET 2007
On 1/20/07, David Schlesinger <david.schlesinger at palmsource.com> wrote:
> On 1/20/07 1:18 PM, "Dave Crossland" <dave at lab6.com> wrote:
> > On 20/01/07, Koen Kooi <koen at dominion.kabel.utwente.nl> wrote:
> >> Dave Crossland schreef:
> >>> Can the FIC marketting department call it 'the OpenMoko GNU/Linux
> >>> Distribution'?
> >> How much GNU software must be present to call it a GNU/linux distribution? Do
> >> I still need
> >> to call it gnu/linux if I use uclibc and busybox?
> > Looking back at the annoucement, I see:
> >>>> * gcc 4.1.1
> >>>> * binutils 22.214.171.124.5
> >>>> * glibc 2.4
> >>>> * glib 2.6.4
> >>>> * gtk 2.6.10
> > So IMO this is clearly a GNU/Linux system.
> More than it's a "GTK/GNU/Linux" system...? Or an "X/GTK/GNU/Linux"
> system...? Or a "list your favorite twenty components/X/GTK/GNU/Linux"
You obviously haven't read much of the GNU/Linux FAQ linked to above.
(GTK -> GIMP Toolkit -> *GNU* Image Manipulation Program, BTW.)
> I don't think that's a good idea, because you ought to give the
> system's principal developer a share of the credit, hmm? :-)
Well, I don't usually refer to GNU/Linux, but to the actual name of
the distribution - the name of the operating system, e.g. Ubuntu, or
to, when I can, whatever responsible package or project.
Just because Ubuntu is based on GNU/Linux, it doesn't mean it needs to
be called Ubuntu GNU/Linux, but when you do for some silly reason need
to stick in what it's based on... go for Ubuntu GNU/Linux.
Open Moko Operating System, based on GNU/Linux. We don't need to say
it in the name (and I don't think the FSF think so either. They
support utoto and gNewSense (but GNU's hidden in there I guess)).
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