GNU discussion (was re:Free your phone)

David Ford david at
Tue Jan 23 04:11:31 CET 2007

Most sales droids I know wouldn't even have a clue about either GNU or 
Linux :-D


Andreas Kostyrka wrote:
> * Dave Crossland <dave at> [070122 21:37]:
>> That also wouldn't be accurate. The droid, refering to
>> wikipedia-stable, might instead say:
>> "So, it's something _different_ than Linux?"
>> "Well, not really. GNU/Linux is the whole system; Linux is one part of
>> the system, and it is a very important part, but it often gets
>> misunderstood as the whole system. If you refer to the whole system,
>> please call it GNU/Linux."
> You've got a quite optimistic view when it comes to sales droids ;)
> Andreas
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