"'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
"'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..."