[nSLUG] Re: Richard Stallman in Halifax
mspencer at tallships.ca
Thu Jan 29 18:18:42 AST 2009
me> Maybe we should spell it Lignux.
me> Am I the first to suggest this? Yow!
Ah, well, Wikipedia says that it was rms who first suggested this so I
guess I'm in good company. :-)
At first, Murdock says, Stallman had wanted to use the term
"Lignux" -- "as in Linux with GNU at the heart of it" -- but a
sample testing of the term on Usenet and in various impromptu
hacker focus groups had merited enough catcalls to convince
Stallman to go with the less awkward GNU/Linux.
Jeez, anything with a '/' in it seems awkward to me. I use such
locutions as "and/or" occasionally but I do penance afterward.
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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