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Re: [vox] [rms@gnu.org: Re: Invitation to speak in Davis]
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Re: [vox] [rms@gnu.org: Re: Invitation to speak in Davis]

RMS needs to let this one go.  The purpose of a name is identification, 
not to give credit.  The "obstacle" that he speaks of is a non-issue.

I'd rather hear from a speaker with less attitude.

-- Rod

On Saturday 23 February 2002 01:39 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> frankly, if it would mean RMS coming to talk at our next anniversary
> meeting, i really wouldn't mind becoming glugod.
> pete "i'm really serious" salzman
> begin nbs <nbs@sonic.net>
> > Well, I guess RMS won't be coming to speak any time soon. ;)
> > (Maybe if GNU wanted to buy the domain "glugod.org" for us...)
> >
> > -bill!
> >
> >
> > ----- Forwarded message from Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> -----
> >
> > Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 13:20:09 -0700 (MST)
> > From: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
> > Subject: Re: Invitation to speak in Davis
> > To: nbs@sonic.net
> > Reply-to: rms@gnu.org
> >
> > The GNU Project faces a major obstacle in promoting the ideals of
> > free software among users of the GNU system: these users mostly
> > don't know the system is GNU, because they think it is "Linux". 
> > User groups that call the system "Linux" contribute to this
> > obstacle.
> >
> > For that reason, I don't give speeches under the sponsorship of
> > Linux User Groups.  I think that if a group wants me make the
> > effort of giving a speech, they should at the very least give the
> > GNU Project equal mention when referring to a system which is more
> > GNU than Linux.
> >
> > If your group would like to become a GNU/Linux User Group, and get
> > listed in http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-user-groups.html, then I
> > would give a speech at the earliest possible opportunity.
> >
> > (If you like, you could become a GNU User Group and cover both
> > GNU/Linux and GNU/Hurd.)
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