Posted Mar 22, 2007 10:25 UTC (Thu) by DonDiego
In reply to: GNU/Busybox ?!?
Parent article: The road to freedom in the embedded world
And what GNU software does it actually run then? GNU make and gcc? These are important _development_ tools, but they will not run on the N800 directly, they will run on the devs workstation and be used for crosscompiling. Seriously, name a GNU program running on the N800.
I work on free software every day (and don't speak of open source even) but this GNU/ prefix is silly, even more so if you start putting it in front of everything.
The amount of software the GNU project produces is decreasing in relative terms and it even seems to be decreasing in absolute terms (please prove me wrong with numbers). If you wish to have more credit, produce more code.
This insistence on claiming credit comes across like singing your own praises. It's only hurting the FSF, which is sad. If you feel like you deserve more credit, get in line, the list of unsung (free software) heroes is long. Respect and praise and recognition are not things you can demand. If you do, you will receive less, it's just the way life is ...
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