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The Richard Stallman saga, redux

Nov 18, 2011, 23:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Leonard)

"Numerous correspondents objected to Stallman's attempt to impose the "GNU-Linux" name on the Linux-based operating system. As many readers pointed out, the operating system commonly referred to as Linux includes several elements -- such as a free version of the X-Windows system -- that were not produced by the Stallman-founded Free Software Foundation/GNU Project. To relentlessly insist on one particular terminology, suggested readers, was pointless nit-picking.

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