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GNU/Busybox ?!?

GNU/Busybox ?!?

Posted Mar 31, 2007 0:57 UTC (Sat) by k8to (subscriber, #15413)
In reply to: GNU/Busybox ?!? by greve
Parent article: The road to freedom in the embedded world

But this of course clearly underscores my point. Any production Hurd system would invariably include all sorts of software besides the GNU software, much of it as indespensible for real work as the kernel, but that would be "GNU" regardless of all the other software. The difference is that Linux is the defacto, existing name that people use to refer to the collection; its necessity is not unique. Thus you can see the attempt to affix GNU to Linux is not motivated by giving due credit, as none is intended when for the eventual Hurd system.

Please do further the FSF and FSFE's goals of promoting freedom by promoting the GNU project. The freedom ideals are important and deserve mention. But do it as openly and honestly as possible. Affixing it to Linux is a bad strategy.

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