[Linux-aus] Linux Australia core values

elliott-brennan elliottbrennan at gmail.com
Sun May 1 10:42:11 EST 2011

> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 19:01:56 +0800
Greg wrote:

> On 29 April 2011 15:42, Mike Carden<mike.carden at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> >  Please give the following draft your considered attention, and again,
>> >  let us know where you would like to see change.
>> >
>> >  Linux Australia Draft Statement of Values
>> >
>> >  Linux Australia was founded with a focus on the Linux operating system
> I've heard it said that "Linux operating system" is a non sequitur,
> because it is a kernel and part of the GNU/Linux operating system. Is
> that generally agreed upon around here, disputed, ignored, considered
> pedantry, or something else?
> Peace,
> Greg.

Unless there is a clearer explanation, I'd agree 
with you, Greg.

Though I understand why people say 'Linux' (and do 
so myself at times) AND I've heard RMS explain his 
GNU and Linux  or GNU slash Linux arguments, I try 
to use GNU Linux myself as the English language 
allows you to (eg. Mercedes Benz, Rolls Royce, 
Aston Martin don't appear to have confused too 
many people :))

I think we should use GNU/Linux or something 
similar in the core values statement for clarity 
and fairness.

My 2c.



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