GNU discussion (was re:Free your phone)
piratepenguin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 19:44:02 CET 2007
On 1/24/07, Raymond Ward <ray at wardtechnologies.com> wrote:
> Declan Naughton wrote:
> > On 1/24/07, David Schlesinger <david.schlesinger at palmsource.com> wrote:
> >> On 1/24/07 9:51 AM, "Declan Naughton" <piratepenguin at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > On 1/24/07, David Schlesinger <david.schlesinger at palmsource.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> >> Better still, tell you what: since you're all about the "ethics"
> >> here, go
> >> >> and get the folks at "GNU" to change the name of their system to
> >> "GNU/Mach"
> >> >> and _then_ come back to talk to _us_.
> >> >
> >> > I might ask about that alright.
> >> You do that. Let us know how it works out.
> >> When the FSF gets their _own_ little confusions about who's the
> >> 'principal
> >> developer" of what sorted out, they'll be in a (slightly) more tenable
> >> position to wander in and make demands of others.
> >> Until that happens, this demand of yours seems entirely hypocritical,
> >> given
> >> the genesis of the (soi-disant) "GNU" kernel.
> > As far as I am aware, OpenMoko is not using the GNU/CMU Mach kernel..
> OK, this is a really silly argument and I have tried to keep out of it
> but .... does anyone even know how much "GNU" software is in OpenMoko?
> I would assume they are using busybox like every other embedded
> machine. While GPLed, I do not believe that it is GNU program.
> Dropbear ssh (another common embedded app) is MIT-style licensed, etc.
> How much GNU software must be on the system to qualify as GNU/Linux?
See also the GNU/Linux FAQ at http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html
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