Personal tools
 
Views

Debate: GNU/Linux naming controversy

From Debatepedia

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Revision as of 21:41, 24 March 2008 (edit)
Brooks Lindsay (Talk | contribs)

← Previous diff
Current revision (12:21, 27 December 2009) (edit)
Lenkahabetinova (Talk | contribs)
(ToC, design edits)
 
Line 2: Line 2:
|colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style=""| |colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style=""|
-===Write debate main question here...===+=== Should "GNU/Linux" be used instead of "Linux" to describe the full system? ===
-|}+
- +
-{| style="width:100%; height:100px" border="0" align="center"+
-|__TOC__+
|} |}
Line 12: Line 8:
|- |-
|bgcolor="#F7F7F7" colspan="2" style= "border:1px solid #BAC5FD"| |bgcolor="#F7F7F7" colspan="2" style= "border:1px solid #BAC5FD"|
 +===Background and context ===
-===Background and Context of Debate:===+The GNU/Linux naming controversy has greatly affected relationships between the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software Free Software] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source_software Open Source Software] communities. The controversy is over an operating system made up of different pieces software. The most prominent of these pieces are the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU GNU] Toolkit and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel Linux kernel]. The question behind this debate is whether the operating system in question should be called "Linux" or "GNU/Linux".
 +*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux_naming_controversy Wikipeda: GNU/Linux naming controversy]
|} |}
 +
 +{| style="width:100%; height:100px" border="0" align="center"
 +|__TOC__
 +|}
 +
{| {|
|- |-
Line 22: Line 25:
|- |-
|colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top:0.5em;"| |colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top:0.5em;"|
- +===Does the GNU Project deserve credit for the success of this Operating System?===
-===Write Subquestion here...===+
|- |-
|WRITE SUBQUESTION BETWEEN "=== ===" width="45%" bgcolor="#FFFAE0" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top:0.5em;"| |WRITE SUBQUESTION BETWEEN "=== ===" width="45%" bgcolor="#FFFAE0" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top:0.5em;"|
====Yes==== ====Yes====
-''Click on the pencil icon and research and write arguments here''+*'''The system started as the GNU Project.''' Linux is just the kernel of GNU/Linux and only makes up approximately .1% of the entire system. It was was added after the majority of the GNU had been developed and calling the system "Linux" would exclude credit from the GNU project, which did the majority of the work in creating it.
|WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "YES" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE width="45%" bgcolor="#F2FAFB" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em;"| |WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "YES" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE width="45%" bgcolor="#F2FAFB" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em;"|
====No==== ====No====
-''Click on the pencil icon and research and write arguments here''+*'''Linux is not part of the GNU project.''' It was never affiliated with GNU, and is it's own operating system. The Linux system uses parts of the GNU Toolkit, which is not an operating system and does not deserve the credit that it is trying to give to itself.
|- |-
|WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "NO" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em ;"| |WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "NO" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em ;"|
- 
===Write Subquestion here...=== ===Write Subquestion here...===
Line 64: Line 65:
|- |-
|WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "NO" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em ;"| |WRITE CONTENT FOR THE "NO" BOX ABOVE THIS CODE colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;padding:.4em;padding-top: 0.5em ;"|
-===References:=== +==See also==
-|-+==External links and resources==
-|colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;"|+
-===Related pages on Debatepedia:===+
-|-+
-|colspan="2" width="45%" bgcolor="#F2F2F2" style="border:1px solid #BAC5FD;"| +
-===External links and resources:===+|}
- +[[Category:Underdeveloped debates]]
-|}+[[Category:Open source]]
 +[[Category:Linux]]
 +[[Category:GNU]]
 +[[Category:Internet]]
 +[[Category:Software]]
 +[[Category:Intellectual property]]

Current revision

[Digg]
[reddit]
[Delicious]
[Facebook]

Should "GNU/Linux" be used instead of "Linux" to describe the full system?

Background and context

The GNU/Linux naming controversy has greatly affected relationships between the Free Software and Open Source Software communities. The controversy is over an operating system made up of different pieces software. The most prominent of these pieces are the GNU Toolkit and the Linux kernel. The question behind this debate is whether the operating system in question should be called "Linux" or "GNU/Linux".

Contents

[Edit]
[Delete Subquestion section]
[Add new subquestion section]
[Move subquestion section down]

Does the GNU Project deserve credit for the success of this Operating System?

[Add New]

Yes

  • The system started as the GNU Project. Linux is just the kernel of GNU/Linux and only makes up approximately .1% of the entire system. It was was added after the majority of the GNU had been developed and calling the system "Linux" would exclude credit from the GNU project, which did the majority of the work in creating it.
[Add New]

No

  • Linux is not part of the GNU project. It was never affiliated with GNU, and is it's own operating system. The Linux system uses parts of the GNU Toolkit, which is not an operating system and does not deserve the credit that it is trying to give to itself.
[Edit]
[Delete Subquestion section]
[Add new subquestion section]
[Move subquestion section down]
[Move subquestion section up]

Write Subquestion here...

[Add New]

Yes

Click on the pencil icon and research and write arguments here

[Add New]

No

Click on the pencil icon and research and write arguments here

[Edit]
[Delete Subquestion section]
[Add new subquestion section]
[Move subquestion section up]

Write Subquestion here...

[Add New]

Yes

Click on the pencil icon and research and write arguments here

[Add New]

No

Click on the pencil icon and research and write arguments here

See also

External links and resources

Problem with the site? 

Tweet a bug on bugtwits
.