GNU License for Hardware

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Oct 18 15:05:06 UTC 1999

Tom Hull scripsit:

> Finally, why should we trivialize the kernel of any OS as an "only
> thing"? If kernels were so easy, one would think that GNU would
> have long ago released one. But in my experience kernels are not
> so easy, which is precisely why I think that anyone who seriously
> intends to build an Operating System has to tackle the kernel
> first. Perhaps some respect is also due to the people who have
> actually managed to build a viable kernel.

The HURD is not meant to be a standard average monolithic Unix kernel.
The Linux kernel is.

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