[Consortium] re: Linuxaudio.org updates

Robin Millette robin at millette.info
Mon Mar 20 09:38:09 EST 2006

On 3/20/06, Daniel James <daniel at 64studio.com> wrote:
> Hi Robin,
> > Linux is just a kernel.
> I feel I have to point out that saying 'Linux is *just* a kernel'
> seriously downplays the engineering effort involved in building

You're right, I probably should have said "only" instead of "just".
Your next point is also quite valid :

> > Calling the whole system just Linux is arguably a misuse of the
> > trademark.

I apologise, I spoke too soon. It was mostly a reaction to yet another
penguin mascot.

> Arguably so, and please rest assured that I have had the 'the talk' from
> RMS more than once, but in the case of linuxaudio.org the organisation
> is specifically about the Linux kernel and related free software. We
> don't cover audio on BSD, Darwin or any other free software platform. We
> do recognise the The Linux Mark Institute and the work it has done to
> defend the Linux trademark.

That makes a lot of sense. Keep up the good work, don't mind me :)

Robin 'oqp' Millette (aka Lord D. Nattor)

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