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From: donny phillips
Subject: GNU/Hurd
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 07:19:19 +0100 (BST)


  sorry for the length of this item, but this is a critical issue

from the GNU/Hurd  help mail I saw

> > On 26 Sep 2001, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > > Debian GNU
> > > Hurd i386 binary
> > > Version mumbledeefrotz
> > >
> > > might be my favorite version, but I'm interested in what others
> > > think.
> I think "Debian GNU/Hurd" ought to be the canonical name.  Yes, we
> are the One True GNU System, blah blah blah.  But people will be
> justifiably confused if "Hurd" does not appear in the usual short
> tital.  And if the other system is properly called "Debian
> GNU/Linux" it seems only sporting to do the closest parallel.

For what it's worth, I agree. People are starting to associate GNU
with Linux, now that more people are beginning to use "GNU/Linux" (as
opposed to just "Linux") more frequently. Calling it simply "Debian
GNU" will confuse the hell out of a lot of people. "Debian GNU/Hurd"
will give it a better and more distinguishable identity.

IMO, of course ;-)

David Trudgett

PS I may have been dreaming, but I'm pretty sure I read messages on
this list some time ago that implied that "Debian GNU/Hurd" had
already been decided on as the official name. Maybe it was just
someone's opinion, though. -- David.


 I am currently working on this for RMS

 He wants GNU/Hurd  , I believe you can modify that with the name of
the distribution  ie Debian GNU/Hurd .  As soon as GNU/Hurd takes off
 there will probably be a lot of knock off distro's put out by everyone
and his cat.

  If you aren't sure on this, you can always mail for


  Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 20:26:30 -0600 (MDT)
X-Authentication-Warning: rms set sender to rms@aztec using -
Subject: Re: GNU/Hurd article in uk mag linuxuser

Maybe you can help with this.

I've been told that there are articles that use "Hurd" to mean the
whole GNU/Hurd system, much the same error as calling the whole
GNU/Linux system "Linux".  He told me that a Google search would find
them.  We need someone to find them, and then someone to write to them
politely, reminding them that the system is GNU and not Hurd.

Could you perhaps do one or both of these?

My answer was yes, and I currently in the process of looking through
the 63 pages of links you get from a search of GNU/Hurd  on the google site



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