How much GNU is there in GNU/Linux?
Posted Jun 2, 2011 16:12 UTC (Thu) by southey
In reply to: How much GNU is there in GNU/Linux?
Parent article: How much GNU is there in GNU/Linux?
This is a rather naive to say that you don't use all of the kernel. You (or perhaps the distro) have used the full kernel source to obtain a binary because the compiler has to go through the complete kernel source based on your input. Also while your particular system may not have all drivers, you and your system may directly interacting with systems that do (GPS, internet servers etc.).
If LoC is a very very poor metric, how can you say that [Linux] has a lot of GNU code in it?
As dlang said above, show that this is wrong. After all the code used is available at the linked site.
The comments in this article show that this naming scheme is just pure fud. Sure GNU project host a number of projects that are very useful to use. But since Linux is important to you, does Linus and other developers have the same right to call you [something]/tchernobog? I agree with mingo that names should not be forced on others (especially given you other comments about openness).
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