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Re: [SLUG] Fw: Side issue about Sydney Linux User Group



on Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 01:26:42PM +1000, Matthew Davidson <mdavids@nospam.sneaker.net.au> wrote:
> He was responding to the Mundie comments and so forth, giving the usual
> history of the GNU project, etc.  I found his arguments for calling
> the system GNU/Linux quite compelling.  On the other hand, SLUG would
> lose it's snappy acronym and mascot if it were SGLUG.

I agree. Without gcc we are all lost.

> How about a compromise?  Everybody who uses GNU/Linux by definition uses
> Linux, so SLUG is still a technically correct name.  However I suggest
> (audaciously, as a non-member) that SLUG adopt a policy of when
> referring to the kernel the term "Linux" is used, otherwise "GNU/Linux",
> particularly in public forums, publicity material, etc.

This sounds like a good proposal. Perhaps the website should have some
changes.

BB
[who will join slug with $s at tomorrows meeting]

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