GNU -- G'no way...
dmartin at ne.arris-i.com
Sat Feb 19 13:56:12 EST 2000
On Sat, 19 Feb 2000, Kevin M. Gleason wrote:
> I was lecturing to my students yesterday and was asked 'what does GNU
> stand for?'. My response was the standard line -- "Gnu Not Unix." My
> English Majors (students) said, 'You cannot include the name of the
> definition in the definition'. I responded, "Programmers can...ever
> hear of recursion?"
> My question... was I being a smart S or a revolutionary? OR!! Am I wrong
You're right on the mark dude. From the GNU Manifesto:
GNU, which stands for Gnu's Not Unix, is the name for the complete
Unix-compatible software system which I am writing so that I can give it
away free to everyone who can use it. Several other volunteers are
helping me. Contributions of time, money, programs and equipment are
See the text at http://www.gnu.org/gnu/manifesto.html
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" "Who watches the watchmen?"
-Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347
Derek D. Martin | Senior UNIX Systems/Network Administrator
Arris Interactive | A Nortel Company
derekm at mediaone.net | dmartin at ne.arris-i.com
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