First FOSS OS?
Posted Mar 20, 2007 22:49 UTC (Tue) by anonymous1
In reply to: First FOSS OS?
Parent article: The road to freedom in the embedded world
The most important points I am making is
1) First comers get recognition. (Home brew FOSS OSes might have existed, but I never got to use them so I cant give them any credit, we are not merely talking about history here. We are talking about giving credit to actors who have played an important historical role in the ecosystem.) So yeah I will continue to call the OS GNU+Linux.
(Why not GNU/Linux? because some people have reasonably objected that GNU/Linux could be intrepreted as "Linux is a GNU project" like GNU/HURD. So I choose not to use that wording. If you find a better way to give both GNU and Linux credit I will use that wording. Do you have any suggestions?)
2) The general public hardly heard about Free Software or the freedoms. Open Source dominates and people have not even heard of FSF or GNU. Like I said before "Anyway giving credit to FSF and GNU is not about RMS. It is not even about giving credit to FSF and GNU it is about spreading the philosophy of freedom and ending the slavery of copyright. Did I point you to "Misintrepreting Copyright"?
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