Talk:GNU Hurd

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Move to "HURD"?[edit]

The word "hurd" also means a part of a fibrous plant (the other part being called "bast"). I think therefore that the OS kernel should be put at HURD, since it's an acronym. -phma

More like a backronym -- like Perl, in all official documentation it is spelt "Hurd" not "HURD". The FAQ says that HURD is incorrect, but they won't take their tongue out of their cheek long enough to tell us why. In case you didn't know, "gnu" is another name for wildebeest, so you can probably guess the etymology. The biology usage should be dealt with in the standard way. -- Tim Starling 01:47 May 2, 2003 (UTC)