GNU License for Hardware

Derek Balling dredd at
Sat Oct 16 06:06:55 UTC 1999

>What suddenly struck me is that a GNU System with its own kernel, although it
>exists today, did not exist when the original Linux distributions were 
>As I recall, back then GNU did not exist as a system in any form. It was a
>future goal, but then it was only a collection of programs. So in one very 
>sense, LinuxOS was around long before GNUOS.

Wow... good point that I hadn't thought of. :)  Maybe we should make them 
call it Linux/GNU. ;-)


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