GNU discussion (was re:Free your phone)

David Ford david at
Tue Jan 23 04:07:15 CET 2007

I believe we already saw Sean's reply to you and he said "GNU" would be 
credited in the documentation.


p.s. the more people blabber about GNU, the more I try to remove it from 
my system and support non-GNU replacements.  this is called the point of 
where proselytizing is no longer informing people, it's annoying them 
[insert vibrant verbs as desired] and pushing them away.  it also harms 
the FSF.  consider all the bad press that happens as a side effect when 
you evangelize GNU.

Dave Crossland wrote:
> On 22/01/07, MR <mrintegrity at> wrote:
>> I just joined the mailing list but if the point of this thread is
>> about whether the manual/box/website for openmoko should refer to it
>> using Linux or GNU/Linux then I am 100% whole heartedly behind
>> GNU/Linux.
> That's originally what this thead was about, yes. It's not clear which
> term FIC will adopt for their release at this point.
> But they did say that they will promote "OpenMoko" more than anything
> else as the name for the system, probably for the reasons you cited
> :-)
>> If there were the possibility of replacing the kernel with say a cut
>> down bsd kernel (just an example) but keeping all the GNU tools
> There is this possibility: and
> :-)

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