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GNU/Busybox ?!?

GNU/Busybox ?!?

Posted Mar 22, 2007 18:23 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: GNU/Busybox ?!? by lysse
Parent article: The road to freedom in the embedded world

Now that's a good reason not to use the term GNU/Linux: like the earlier unlamented Lignux it's a pig-ugly term (and to his credit he recognized that `Lignux' was horrible and stopped using it).

RMS has come up with a good few really nasty names for things and rarely realises when they're non-euphonious... (mind you he's picked some good names, too: Emacs isn't bad, and POSIX is so much better a name than IEEEIX that it's not true.)

RMS is stubborn as anything, yes, but a good few of his stubborn stands are *right*. (Not all of them: most people I've talked to think the GFDL is a mistake, for instance.)

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