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Re: [SLE] Firefox 1.0.8
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 15:05:56 -0400
  • Message-id: <200604171505.56835.gaf@xxxxxxx>
On Monday 17 April 2006 2:40 pm, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Monday 17 April 2006 14:22, Kai Ponte wrote:
> > Being a newbie and not knowing about the innards of how GNU/Linux
>
> Being a newbie, one of the first things to learn is that it is NOT
> GNU/Linux, it is just Linux.
>
> (Much as the GNU people would like you to think that way)
When you run a user group in Boston, you run the risk of RMS himself
attending the meeting and causing quite a bit of chaos. The GNU folks put
some pressure on us at one time (probably 1994 time frame) to change the
name of our group.

The bottom line is that what is known as Linux really comes from a number of
sources, Linux is the kernel still controlled by Linus, many utilities from
Stallman's Free Software Foundation, some from the University of
California, etc.
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Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
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