Posted Mar 23, 2007 0:41 UTC (Fri) by DonDiego
In reply to: GNU/Busybox ?!?
Parent article: The road to freedom in the embedded world
> The 2.2 maemo package lists seemed to contain a fair amount of GNU
Name a single package that really runs on the N800. No, development tools on the developers' workstations don't count. What percentage of that list is GNU software anyway? So what is your definition of a fair amount?
> But as I wrote in the first paragraph, I also feel that the start of the
> GNU Project was central for the Free Software movement to become
> But out of respect for the achievement I like to give reference the GNU
Oh, come on.. You are the president of the FSF Europe. If you talk about the achievement of the GNU project like this, you are singing your own praises.
Yesterday it was GNU/Linux, today it is GNU/Busybox, what are you going to GNU/ next?
> This is a personal preference which I would classify as a minor
> detail of the article hardly worth so much discussion.
There's a lesson here: This minor detail is drowning out some of the effect of your good article. Think about it the next time you GNU/ a program.
Note that I'm really not trying to senselessly flame you. It's just that I feel that these GNU/ shenanigans are counterproductive and obscuring some of the good work the FSF does. And I think I'm not the only person that feels this way.
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