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IDG.Net: Free Software Sees Gnu Loose of Linux

Mar 12, 2002, 22:00 (54 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Ribeiro)
"'We actually have the GNU kernel working, and we can now produce the GNU system, as opposed to the GNU/Linux system that people have been using so far,' said Richard Stallman, who is in India this week to attend a GNU/Linux Day in Pune [India].

"The GNU Project launched in 1984 to develop a Unix-like operating system to be offered as free software. By 1991, the Linux kernel was available, ahead of the GNU kernel, called the Hurd. The Linux kernel was combined with the GNU system and offered as a complete system, said Stallman, who is also the founder of the GNU Project.

"'Linux is a kernel, and now we have our kernel, which is an alternative to Linux, and they both work in the context of the overall GNU system, as the kernel alone won't run without the rest of the system,' he said..."

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