GNU -- G'no way...
mattg at timesucker.ne.mediaone.net
Mon Feb 21 09:27:25 EST 2000
"...which I am writing...." ahem.
> On Sat, 19 Feb 2000, Kevin M. Gleason wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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
> > entirely?
> 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
> greatly needed.
> 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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