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You Say Linux, I Say GNU/Linux

http://www.linux-magazine.com

The older I get, the more certain I am that most discussions consist of arguing over half-truths. In fact, the more strongly everyone argues, the more likely that nobody has the complete truth. And nowhere does these hard-won truisms seem more accurate than in the age-old argument over whether the operating system we all live by should be called Linux or GNU/Linux.

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We speak about Free Software

http://fsfe.org

Free Software is often referred to as "Open Source." This is a result of an attempt by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) to create a marketing campaign for Free Software.

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I’ll be calling it GNU/Linux for now on.

http://dthomasdigital.wordpress.com

I’m currently organizing the New Mexico GNU/LinuxFest. At first we had it listed as New Mexico LinuxFest. The LinuxFest name was copied from many other festivals and I thought all was just fine. However, after a friend pointed out to me that he uses the term GNU/Linux I decided to look into the name.

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Does The Register Call Novell Opposers ‘Idealists’/'Purists’?

http://boycottnovell.com

Clarification: If opposition to paying for unspecified software patents per GNU/Linux installation (even in countries that forbid software patents) is an ideal/purity, then The Register still misuses terminology

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For Me, It’s Linux, Not GNU/Linux

http://jonreagan.wordpress.com

This guy thinks that the "GNU" part of the term GNU/Linux is derived from the GNU GPL being the license used for the software. Yes he's confused. I'm posting it here so FSDaily people can go and comment.

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Open to Misinterpretation

http://www.tuxdeluxe.org

"Before "open source", before free software, there was software in the public domain. You could say that software in the public domain was truly free."

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Pendulum has swung in the open source debate

http://blogs.cnet.com

"Once upon a time, the term "open source" was coined to save the free-software world from itself--or, rather, from the free-software zealots, as you can read on the Open Source Initiative's Web site."

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Open Source is no Web 2.0

http://www.krishworld.com

"It is time we stop the term open source from getting hijacked. I recently wrote about how tech media doesn’t get open source. The events in the last week or so have confirmed my thesis further."

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Ubuntu’s best move ever

http://www.gnulinuxmatters.org

"Was it the Dell laptops deal? The costless CD shipping from Shipit? The launch of the fully-free Gobuntu? Or will it be the liberation of the proprietary Launchpad platform?"

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