[Mageia-discuss] Linux is a KERNEL not an OS

Dimitrios Glentadakis dglent at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 07:13:49 CET 2011

Στις Τετάρτη 02 Μάρτιος 2011 05:29:09 Richard Couture γράψατε:
> Throughout the pages at www.Mageia.org there are references to Linux as 
> if it is an OS or a distribution, which in my opinion not only robs the 
> people of the GNU ṕroject of the credit for the great operating system 
> that they have developed and maintain, but also is a great way for us to 
> wave our flag of ignorance.
> How come we don't call Windows  NTLDR.EXE in a like manner that we are 
> calling GNU Linux.
> It is my opinion that we are being EXTREMELY Politically incorrect and 
> that we should correct ourselves now before it becomes an impossible 
> project. ( Logos, posters, decals, Web Pages, promo material )
> The Operating system being included in the Mageia distro is called GNU 
> which is often, but not always used with the Linux Kernel as well as 
> many other excellent FOSS programs.
> We should be touting the Mageia Distro of GNU, Linux and assorted FOSS 
> programs. NOT Mageia Linux. Let's do it right.
> Richard
I agree to support the GNU project and not to mention only Linux all the time. I had the opportunity to be in a coference of R.Stallman and except that he spent a big time of his conférence to explain this ( :D ) i think that he had very valable arguments as his coonamed :) has here.

At least a mention/référence in the website to remember that Mageia is a GNU/Linux distribution.
As Mageia needs support GNU needs too and we own to it a lot.

Dimitrios Glentadakis

More information about the Mageia-discuss mailing list