What do to about BitKeeper and the Linux Kernel

MJ Ray markj at cloaked.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Mar 8 22:49:28 UTC 2002

Jeroen Dekkers <jeroen at dekkers.cx> wrote:
> I don't like the phrase "The Linux kernel". It's a pleonasm, it
> implies that Linux is more than a kernel and that you're talking about
> just the kernel of the bigger thing, which clearly isn't the case.

Please, do not get me started on this.  Talking of "the Linux kernel" is no
different to talking about "the Hurd kernel system" (I guess the extra word
is required).  After all, saying "Linux" or "Hurd" on its own is only
meaningful on its own if you know that it is a kernel.

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