Change for Caldera OpenLinux Workstation

Hong Feng fred at
Mon Jul 2 13:12:41 UTC 2001

       Our goal, starting in 1984, was to develop a complete operating system,
       to which we gave the name GNU.  This called for many components.
       In some cases we found free components that could do the job,
       but many of the components we had to write.  The components we wrote,
       or that we recruited people to develop and contribute specifically
       to GNU, are GNU software.  GNU, the system, includes all of them.

       GNU/Linux is the combination of GNU (the GNU system) and Linux (the
       kernel).  The GNU software packages come into the combination as parts
       of GNU.                                        

That's why I will put GNU tools plus Linux kernel at the original point
of the space. GNU/Linux plus public domain packages like TeX will slightly
get a bigger space around the original point.


Hong Feng
Presisent & CEO, RON's Datacom Co., Ltd.
fred at    hongfeng at

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