I don't think you need to apologize for calling Linux.
As rightly pointed by Dr.Sriram,Prabhu and Karra there
is nothing wrong calling linux as linux or gnu/linux.
I don't understand why this 'gnu shouting brigade'
insists on prefixing gnu when all important 18%
kernel, most important X [may be 50%?] and strategic
TCP/IP [may be 20%] and the very basic language C
[what percent left ?] are not from stables of GNU.
Incidentally, I would like to pointout that GPL
never requires you to recognise the original
authors(s} of a software, when you modify, not even a
reference to the original author. You can take a gnu
software distribute it is as yours without revealing
the source, all that is required is to give the
receiver all the 4 rights.
I don't understand why they insist on gnu prefixing
as a precondition when nothing of the sort is done in
their licensing terms.
The cause of freedom will not be advanced by
discouraging people on naming conventions. The real
greatness of freedom lies in software beeing freely
--- Roopa K <cuddlyteddy83@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >
thanx a lottttt for the replies...(for my posting
first i'd like to apologize for not calling
GNU/Linux by its proper name - calling it as Linux
is more of laziness than lack of acknowledgement of
GNU's contribution. if everybody knows that Linux =
GNU + Linux kernel, then we can stop calling it