Why GNU+Linux is > GNU/Linux and > just Linux
May 26, 2010, 04:32 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]
"We give credit where credit is due, Linux and GNU (ha,
sort of rhymes). So just "Linux" is not acceptable, and I will now
explain why we [now] choose to use GNU+Linux instead of GNU/Linux.
"Let's look at it mathematically, "GNU / Linux" means GNU
divided by Linux. How does that make any sense? At best it implies
Linux is dividing GNU, making it harder to work and communicate
with contributors; which is simply not true. Linux was what united
the GNU operating system, and gave us the functioning system we
have today. So GNU divided by Linux makes no sense.
"While "GNU + Linux" makes perfect mathematical sense, the GNU
operating system plus the Linux kernel. This should actually be
more like this "GNU - Hurd/Mach + Linux = GNU+Linux" it makes