The Hurd

Tomasz Wegrzanowski taw at
Mon Mar 18 18:07:37 UTC 2002

On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 07:04:01PM +0100, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 05:56:46PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> > Jeroen Dekkers <jeroen at> wrote:
> > > I don't think so. Linus wanted to write an operating system. Almost
> > > everything was already there written by GNU. He only had to write a kernel
> > > and a few other things. He misnamed this to "Linux" and didn't credit GNU.
> > 
> > Eheh, will you stop saying that?  Linus didn't even name his kernel "Linux"
> > originally, at least not in anything I've read.  This is not the right place
> > to revise history, nor is this the hurd-advocacy list.  Please, just post a
> > URL to your mailing lists &c and leave this discussion there.
> Sorry, I didn't know this. Who called it Linux then? I don't try to
> revise history, I only thought that this was the history.

Admin of ftp site Linus used to distribute his kernel from
called it "Linux".

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