gEDA: Re: GNU License for Hardware

Adam 'WeirdArms' Wiggins awiggins at cse.unsw.EDU.AU
Tue Oct 12 07:04:23 UTC 1999

	Before we REALLY go off topic can people edit the cc list in the
future before posting. I don't mind (and I hope the rest of the list
doesn't) having licencing descusions on the PLEB list (even if I'm getting
it 3 times from the cc'ing) but lets keep it on that track or move it to a
single list or even better privately.

	Cheers Adam

On Tue, 12 Oct 1999, Kristofer Coward wrote:

> > I have to disagree. I agree with many of Richard's concepts, (although I 
> > still don't call it GNU/Linux *G*) but for hardware I have to seriously 
> > disagree.
> There are already systems (Amiga, iirc) which use the Linux kernel outside
> the GNU system.. in proprietary systems even. Regrettably, their claims
> that they now use Linux are absolutely correct, and will lead people to
> believe that they're using an entire free/open system, instead of just the
> free kernel. Until this, GNU/Linux has been easier to abbreviate as simply
> Linux, but now that it could be confusing (and potentially damaging to
> both the Free Software and Open Source movements) I'll be using GNU/Linux
> far more regularly, and suggest you do the same (imagine Microsoft
> inserting the Linux kernel into NT, making it even more bloated and
> unstable in the process, and completely legitimately selling it as Linux
> in order to discredit us).
> Kris Coward

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