User talk:Nathan 9001

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Hello, Nathan 9001! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. You may benefit from following some of the links below, which will help you get the most out of Wikipedia. If you have any questions you can ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking or by typing four tildes "~~~~"; this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you are already excited about Wikipedia, you might want to consider being "adopted" by a more experienced editor or joining a WikiProject to collaborate with others in creating and improving articles of your interest. Click here for a directory of all the WikiProjects. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field when making edits to pages. Happy editing! SudoGhost 00:34, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
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GNU/Linux[edit]

Please do not change Linux to GNU/Linux. There has been a long-standing consensus on Wikipedia, based on policy, that we use the most common names to refer to things. In particular, we use "Linux", "Linux kernel" and "Linux distribution" and do not prepend GNU. See Talk:GNewSense#GNU.2FLinux_system_and_GNU.2FLinux_distro for pointers to previous discussion and consensus. Yworo (talk) 00:39, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Please be specific on where I did this. I will refrain from doing this on "open source" pages, but when it comes to Free Software, and things specifically tied to the GNU Project, I see no reason to use the proper name. Nathan 9001 (talk) 10:17, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
On the Trisquel article. It may be used in the official name of the distribution, but does not get used elsewhere. The lead sentence should read "Trisquel GNU/Linux is a Linux distribution using ..." Do not change "Linux distribution" to "GNU/Linux distribution". It is a minority view that this terminology should be used and we follow the majority usage. Even in "Free Software" articles. We cover the dispute in the article GNU/Linux naming controversy. Due to established consensus, changing "Linux" to "GNU/Linux" is considered disruptive editing and insisting on changing it against consensus could lead to being blocked from editing. (This is not intended as a threat, but simply to help you avoid one of the many problems that new editors can get themselves into). Yworo (talk) 13:16, 7 January 2012 (UTC)