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From: "Kurt H Maier via 9fans" <9fans@9fans.net>
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] Despite being called a fork, is 9front similar to how Linux distros work?
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:48:38 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Yecnpp4ATgLvEiL6@wopr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <16425320420.dadC34A.505987@composer.9fans.topicbox.com>

On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 01:54:02PM -0500, Antonio Barrones wrote:
> Linux distros are not only "Linux", they are GNU/Linux.  Linux is only the kernel of a GNU/Linux system (a distro). Android is not a distro because they don't have GNU, but Android is "Linux" because it has Linux as kernel. 

Please keep FSF FUD off this list.  Alpine is a Linux distro and doesn't
rely on GNU.  There are, and always have been, several such.  Copyright
cultists riding on coattails notwithstanding, there isn't much point in
belaboring such terminology, since Plan 9 is not typically distributed
in modular packages, but as an integrated system, and GNU cruft doesn't
readily build on it anyway.

khm

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-01-18 20:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-17 22:04 matthpmoreira
2022-01-17 22:41 ` Humm
2022-01-17 23:04 ` ori
2022-01-17 23:18   ` Matt
2022-01-17 23:22     ` ori
2022-01-17 23:31     ` Matt
2022-01-17 23:36       ` Sigrid Solveig Haflínudóttir
2022-01-18  0:29         ` Matt
2022-01-18  0:33           ` hiro
2022-01-18 16:22           ` Humm
2022-01-18 18:54             ` Antonio Barrones
2022-01-18 19:55               ` Humm
2022-01-18 20:48               ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans [this message]
2022-01-18 22:16               ` vic.thacker
2022-01-18 22:59                 ` Duke Normandin
2022-01-18  0:47         ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-18  4:38         ` Andrew Back
2022-01-18  0:20       ` Thaddeus Woskowiak

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