This article is within the scope of WikiProject Free Software, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of free software on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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)