Renaming ILUG ( was Re: [ILUG] Re: Bootable Business Cards )
lbedford at wbtsystems.com
Thu Mar 9 11:58:54 GMT 2000
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> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of John
> P. Looney
> Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 10:40 AM
> To: ilug at linux.ie
> Subject: Re: Renaming ILUG ( was Re: [ILUG] Re: Bootable Business Cards
> You weren't at the RMS talk last night then.
> I doubt there was a person there that didn't leave feeling guilty about
> calling what they used "Linux", instead of "GNU", and feeling shame for
> using terms like "Open Source", when in reality it means "I don't want to
> mention principles, ideas and human rights like 'helping people by sharing
> software', and 'being allowed to share is not as important than having
> something that is cheap and reliable', because such things scary business
> I felt so guilty, I had to buy the GLIBC reference manuals, and a tshirt
> as a form of plenary indulgence.
You're kidding right?
I had lunch with him on Monday, and he struck me as the most arrogant,
insulting person I've met in a long time. He's a spoilt brat because people
mention GNU when talking about Linux. Tough, people don't mention GNU when
about any other UNIX-like operating system, and they now run a _lot_ of GNU
It's not GNU/Linux (unless you want). It's Debian/Redhat/SuSE Linux, and Gnu
lib c, or whatever.
I tend to call Distributions by their name, and if someone starts ranting
me not using GNU/RedHAT, they can bugger right of.
I was far more impressed with ESR, who was generally friendly, not on his
high horse the whole time, not on the take trying to get as much stuff for
out of the hosts as possible, and actually went and talked to the people who
came to the reception, instead of crying of with "I don't like the smell of
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