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GNU is Not Unix Open Source Operating Systems Software Upgrades Linux

Linus Torvalds Delays Linux 3.7, Releases 3.7-rc8 Kernel Instead 86

Posted by timothy
from the making-a-list-checking-it-twice dept.
hypnosec writes "The Linux 3.7 kernel has been delayed by one week as Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 3.7-rc8 instead. Because of some hiccups following the 'resurrection of a kswapd issue,' Torvalds wasn't comfortable releasing version 3.7 this week and instead went ahead with another release candidate. Torvalds revealed in his release announcement that because of this delay, the merge window for Linux 3.8 will close just around Christmas time."
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Linus Torvalds Delays Linux 3.7, Releases 3.7-rc8 Kernel Instead

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  • Re:GNU Icon? (Score:5, Informative)

    by samkass (174571) on Tuesday December 04, 2012 @04:57PM (#42184263) Homepage Journal

    Linux is the major kernel written with and for GNU. I'm sure there are non-GNU OSs that use Linux (is Android GNU?), but Linux is all but officially part of GNU.

    Linux wasn't written for GNU, with GNU, by GNU, and has even explicitly rejected the latest GNU license. They aren't even close to being "officially" part of GNU. As for the greater Linux operating system, it might as well be called MIT/BSD/GNU/Linux if you want to start assigning credit. Simpler and more accurate to just call the whole OS "Linux", like Linus Torvalds does. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux_naming_controversy [wikipedia.org]

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