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

André Salaün andresalaun at free.fr
Wed Mar 2 20:25:13 CET 2011

Le Wed, 2 Mar 2011 18:39:58 +0100
Dimitrios Glentadakis <dglent at gmail.com> a écrit:

> Στις Τετάρτη 02 Μάρτιος 2011 18:24:49 Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI γράψατε:
> > On Wednesday 02 March 2011, my mailbox was graced by a missive
> >  from Gary Montalbine <gmontalbine at cox.net> who wrote:
> > 
> > >  I have no idea what GNU is or does and I don't  really care.
> > 
> > Time to read "In the beginning was the command line" and "The cathedral and 
> > the bazaar" !
> >  
> > Cheers,
> >  
> > Ron.
> > 
> The hole debate Linux vs GNU/Linux created because Stallman has started to complaining, mostly in his conferences, that Linux cannot has all the glory because he worked hard more than 20 years to have what we have today with Linux too ofcourse. He has right in the part that for these reasons is good and right for GNU to be mentioned and for the users at least to know the name GNU and its existance.
I agree.
> After that we cannot be exaggerated, it does nt worth a debate. 
> I dont think that someones who says only "Linux" is against GNU. 

Nobody told that.

But using only Linux because it is "common" for
uninformed people is simplistic ; as we say in French :
« l'enfer est pavé de bonnes intentions »
« the road to hell is paved with good intentions »

Furthermore someone (like me and some others perhaps ) can be
interesting in « popular education » (éducation populaire)  and
relations between free software, free sciences free...
Oversimplification of the word is always oversimplifaction of the
concept. Even if it seems to be easier I see that as a fault.

> -- 
> Dimitrios Glentadakis

Ne lâchez rien.

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