@redstarfish yes, it is right and I agree with that. Also, I know the quotation you quoted, that I honestly love. Thanks for sharing.
@redstarfish I can appreciate this. I last used Ubuntu in 2008 and have been out of the community since. It is nice to learn of the history of GNU/Linux. Any word on incorporating this kind of language in URLs?
Also that screenshot is taken from the book, "Free Software, Free Society: 3rd Edition" by Richard Stallman, which you can read for free.
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Yeah sure there are non GNU systems that use Linux, the kernel. Even then I'd not call them "Linux system" but call them what their programmers choose like "Alpine Linux" and "Android".
Linux, the kernel is just another piece of software in POSIX complient system like many more other important components.
The request is mainly for people who are using GNU systems with Linux, the kernel to call it "GNU/Linux" so everyone get appropriate credit.
@redstarfish btw i think that all this shit about stallman is happening because he is more or less the one person that will stand up to fucking microshaft and preserve the integrity of the os… i think sadly linus has a price, but i would hope not. i know richard has no price, and would tell bill gates to go fuck himself, but yeah.. thoughts? i may just be projecting here, but i think the man has tremendous integrity..
@redstarfish kind of funny seeing how this account is part of the domain "social.linux.pizza" and not "social.gnuslashlinux.pizza" but i digress
There are people who are kernel enthusiasts. Many people love Linux, the kernel and the penguin as its mascot. I see no problem me having an account in an instance who's owner loves Linux.
If Linux, the kernel had been proprietary software than it'd have been a problem.
@email@example.com I will continue to use "linux" because gnu's selfish definition of operating system does not sway me in the slightest and when i speak of "linux" i also speak of distros that do not contain gnu software in them.
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