GNU License for Hardware

Richard Stallman rms at
Fri Oct 15 20:59:51 UTC 1999

Balling has attributed to me

    The only people (or to clarify, the FIRST person) who claimed Linux was 
    "part of the GNU system" was RMS.

Actually I do not say that Linux is part of the GNU system.  What I
say is that the GNU/Linux system is the combination of GNU and Linux.
It is the result of integrating Linux into the GNU system, but it
isn't precisely the GNU system.  It is a system that differs from GNU
in having a different kernel.

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