[Linux-aus] Linux Australia core values - second draft.
james at lovedthanlost.net
Sun May 1 14:26:10 EST 2011
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Ben Sturmfels wrote:
> On 30/04/11 21:01, home at oranges.id.au wrote:
>>> 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?
> Thanks Mike and Council for the great work on the values statement!
> I agree with Greg on the importance of using the term "GNU/Linux".
> Beyond just acknowledging the GNU project, "GNU" links us to the motives
> of freedom that started this whole movement. It helps outsiders
> understand our values.
Whereas I see it as exclusive rather than inclusive. I support RMS's
original intent however I find the approach taken and the attitude to
the broader FOSS community, especially those who don't 100% "toe the
party line" on the use of GNU/GPL as aggressive and unpleasant.
I think Linux is a far more appropriate, inclusive and recognised term
Ditto on the great work.
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