"I had a conversation with a journalist last night (who shall
remain nameless. Ah, what the heck? It was with Ellen Creswell). We
were talking about a piece she had written, quoting Gartner's
Research about yadda, yadda, yadda and Linux not being ready for
"At the end of the conversation, she laughed at me (and
other GNU/Linux users) for getting worked up over Linux -- she said
somewhat dismissively that Linux is "just an operating system." And
I was kind of stunned..."
"I don't agree with Ellen that GNU/Linux is "just another
operating system". It's about something more. I'm smart enough to
know that this sounds a bit foreign to most people, and it will
probably sound naive, but what makes GNU/Linux different is that it
is based on the simple philosophy that people should be allowed to
share with one another."
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