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

elliott-brennan elliottbrennan at gmail.com
Tue May 3 23:54:12 EST 2011

> James Turnbull <james at lovedthanlost.net>
> Sun, 01 May 2011 06:26:10 +0200

SNIP> 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.
> Regards
> James Turnbull

Hi James,

I agree that while 'Linux' is a more recognised 
term, the use of the name 'Linux' to describe the 
whole completely  excludes the 'GNU' elements.  As 
such I'm unclear how it can be a either an 
accurate description nor a more inclusive term.

RMS may well put people off by his manner and what 
some would see as a rigidity in his approach to 
some issues. My experience (extremely limited) 
confirmed what many have said about him  - he was 
unpleasant/rude to a friend of mine during his 
last public address at NSW Uni. Despite this the 
depth, clarity and comprehensiveness of his 
thinking is outstanding and to be applauded.

That said, I can't see how this should have any 
bearing on Linux Australia using a more 
comprehensive and complete term of reference for 
the whole. His intellectual contribution alone 
makes it necessary to ensure an accurate and 
comprehensive term of reference is used.



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