First FOSS OS?
Posted Mar 21, 2007 5:13 UTC (Wed) by anonymous1
In reply to: First FOSS OS?
Parent article: The road to freedom in the embedded world
I use GNU+Linux, there I gave GNU credit. I did not use other FOSS OSes and cant give them credit. I cant say "I use XYZ FOSS OS" because I dont use XYZ FOSS OS which might have come first.
When my friends ask me what OS are you using. I dont tell them the whole list of FOSS OSes from start to finish. I tell them its "GNU+Linux" because I want to give credit to Linux kernel hackers and GNU.
Interesting that you concentrate on the minor point of giving credit to GNU. I thought I made myself very clear. I am giving credit to Free Software philosophy and my goal is to end the slavery of copyright. I dont care that much about giving GNU or FSF credit. Giving credit is merely a means to an end of freedom.
I notice that the nobody else strives to explain the importance of freedom with respect to knowledge, FSF does that hence I point to people to them.
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