[Mageia-discuss] Linux is a KERNEL not an OS
misc at zarb.org
Wed Mar 2 12:13:29 CET 2011
On Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:29:09 -0600, Richard Couture wrote:
> 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
> 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.
I would propose that if you wish to do it right, to first do it right
a mageia point of view. IE, that you should first post
on the proper ml ( ie one dedicated to web, or marketing, I would start
by marcom ). You
can find the list of mailing lists on http://mageia.org/mailman/, for
the old system,
and on https://ml.mageia.org/ for the new one. But the new one do not
hold much for the moment.
Second, if you really want to do it right, you should IMHO start with a
as this just html and this would likely be easy enough to be patched.
This would also show
that you are doing more than posting. As Linus say, "talk is cheap,
show me the code".
Three, if you really really want to do it right up, I would suggest you
to consider avoid
superlative ( as extremely ) and capitals. This doesn't really achieve
good results for you, in my humble opinion. And if I were you, I would
try to rephrase stuffs that could
be seen as insulting to others such as "wave our flag of ignorance". It
would really help
your message to be well received.
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