On Wednesday 22 January 2003 11:44 am, John Alvord wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Richard Stallman wrote:
> > > The meaning attached to this symbol is one we disagree with (see
> > > http://www.gnu.org/gnu/why-gnu-linux.html), so we will not accept
> > > it as the symbol of our work.
> > But you don't attach strings about naming in GPL, so you are SOL
> > respect FSF owned software.
> > Please see http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html#deserve.
> > What is discussed here is the operating system (narrow sense, i.e.,
> > kernel only) called Linux, on which you have no claim whatsoever.
> > We all agree that the proper name for the kernel is "Linux."
> > The disagreement is about the name for the complete system
> > that people use on desktops and servers.
> 98% of end users and server users get their software from a major
> distributor like RedHat or Suse. It seems to be you would get much bigger
> effect by prosletyzing to those companies. Are you doing that preaching as
> well as in this small section of the electronic world?
If you followed the link in the post you replied to, you'd see he did contact
several distro vendors, and Mandrake has started to switch to calling it
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