Talk:GNU/Linux

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Where to redirect?[edit]

I don't think that this page should be directed to Linux. I think there could be a page of links to GNU, Linux, GNU/Linux_naming_controversy, and so on, and an explanation sort of what is in GNU/Linux_naming_controversy (summarized) that tells people that Linux is the kernel. Anhimgr8 00:58, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

I agree. I think Spanish wikipedia has good article about GNU/Linux but I don't understand Spanish. Maybe someone else can translate that article into English.--stikonas 07:49, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
"GNU/Linux" is an operating system. When people type in "GNU/Linux", they should see information about the operating system. There is an article about the operating system, and unfortunately it uses the name "Linux" for the title of the article, but that is still the article about the operating system which people call "GNU/Linux". Gronky 10:33, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Over at Linux they don't like the GNU/Linux name. They say GNU/Linux is Linux (i.e. not the kernel but the family of operating systems containing the kernel formally known as Linux) but then, in another breath, they say Linux does not necessarily contain any GNU. Thus they are clear: GNU/Linux is not the same as what they say Linux is over at Linux. Seems we cannot redirect there. Certainly, pending an article on GNU/Linux, I suggest we redirect to unix-like. That GNU/Linux is. Paul Beardsell (talk) 12:41, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
The main objection to calling the Linux article "GNU/Linux" on Wikipedia has always been that the former name is vastly more widespread, and hence that WP policy prefers the more common usage. (Quibbles about the rare Linux-kernel-based systems that do not include much of GNU have always been a side issue.) In any case, by far the closest article to what people call "GNU/Linux", on Wikipedia, is the Linux article, not an article on all Unix-like systems, so the most helpful thing to the reader is to redirect to Linux — the point of a redirect should always be to help the reader find what he/she is looking for, not to make a philosophical statement about what they should be looking for.
In any case, these kinds of debates belong on Talk:Linux, where most of the GNU/Linux naming squabbles are taking place and the page that most interested editors are monitoring. Note that this redirect page has been debated multiple times in the past and the consensus has repeatedly been to redirect to Linux, so the onus is on you to convince editors of the change and I doubt you will have much success. Please go to Talk:Linux if you want to argue further on this topic.
—Steven G. Johnson (talk) 13:34, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Redirect target discussion[edit]

I've started a discussion about where this redirect should point over at Talk:Linux#The GNU/Linux redirect. I started the discussion there and not here because that article gets more traffic and has more than 1000 page watchers, whereas this one has less than 30. Please join the discussion there. Thank you. - Aoidh (talk) 23:46, 30 March 2015 (UTC)