(Linux != UNIX) (Was Re: OT HP Vectra Networking)

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Tue Dec 8 17:23:29 1998

Doug Yowza wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Dec 1998, Chuck McManis wrote:
> > Linux isn't UNIX [...]
> My point was that words change their meaning. Unix isn't Unix anymore.
> For that matter, Linux != Linux. When most people talk about Linux, do
> you think they're talking about a kernel? I read an interview of Richard
> Stallman in which he whined a bit about how the collection of GNU stuff
> combined with a Linux kernel is called "Linux." There's probably more GNU
> code than Linus code in any given Linux distribution.

Yup. Linux Ain't Unix. It Ain't Minix. It ain't GNU, though it uses
Stallman's Copyleft. Yes, every Linux distribution uses gagloads of
GNU material, properly attributed, all source available, and Stallman
has nothing to complain about except that people have been making
money selling free software. (That's free as in something other than
the price -- Open Source).
Ward Griffiths <mailto:gram_at_cnct.com> <http://www.cnct.com/home/gram/>
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Received on Tue Dec 08 1998 - 17:23:29 GMT

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