[Linux-aus] Linux Australia core values - second draft.

Ben Sturmfels ben at softwarefreedom.com.au
Sun May 1 19:38:59 EST 2011

On 01/05/11 14:26, James Turnbull wrote:
> 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
> than GNU/Linux.
> Ditto on the great work.

I apologise for offence I or others in the free software community have 
caused through such discussions. Though these conversations can be a 
little "robust" at times, the intention is never to judge or offend.


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