Talk:Gnu/linux

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I suggested this article be merged with Linux but on second thoughts, and after viewing the page history, it seems more suitable just to have it redirect to Linux as it had done previously. I fail to see the reason why Haikupoet felt the need to remove the previous redirect and replace it with a inferior stub of what was already available on the Linux page.

I've redirected it to the article on the naming debate, which is where it should have gone in the first place. Haikupoet 02:42, 15 November 2005 (UTC)
I disagree. I think it would make sense if there was some debate on this to find out what the general consensus is.
Also, bare in mind that GNU/Linux redirects to Linux. Seeing as Gnu/linux is simply the same but incorrect capitalisation, it makes little sense to have it redirect to something else. Whatever the outcome of this is, I think that both should at least redirect to the same page.
If I was searching for Gnu/Linux, I would expect to be redirected to Linux. Since that article has a section on the naming debate and links to the main article about the debate, I think Linux is the more appropriate redirect. .:.Jareth.:. babelfish 23:58, 15 November 2005 (UTC)
It seems rather obvious to me that this article should redirect to Linux, as the correct acronym GNU/Linux does. Danlovejoy 01:10, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
  • I think there should be a very short article for GNU/Linux. It should contain links to Linux and to GNU/Linux naming controversy. I think this because it is my guess that most people who look for GNU/Linux are looking for the naming controversy, given that few people adopt that nomenclature (sorry RMS.) But who knows, some people might be looking for Linux, so offer a link to that too. Whatever you do though, don't simply redirect it to Linux, because I don't think that serves most of the people who are looking for GNU/Linux. Massysett 20:42, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
    • I like Massysett's suggestion David Henderson 22:05, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
    • I also like Massysett's suggestion GRuban 20:05, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
    • I third Massysett's decision. --Valermos 05:23, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
    • What about the fact that the Linux article already has a section entitled "Linux and GNU/Linux" (which links to the expanded naming controvery article)? Wouldn't that cover the needs of those looking for information on that subject? Making a new article for GNU/Linux seems like unnecessary fragmentation; we could then say that "Linux" should link to a disambiguation page as well, which of course would be ridiculous, as is the idea that Massysett is proposing (no offense intended).
    • This suggestion seems appropriate, but of course GNU/Linux would also link to GNU as well as to Linux. GNU can run without Linux. Linux can run without GNU. A "Linux" distro like Debian can run without Linux even. That is the beauty of a modular system.
  • If the solution is to make GNU/Linux a separate page, I think it would better serve the purpose to make it a disambiguation page between Linux and GNU/Linux naming controversy, rather than a new article. -- Alan McBeth 16:00, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
    • I'd second that idea. A disambiguation page would do the job here. --TNLNYC 22:36, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
      • I have written a disambiguation page and saved it in Gnu/linux/Temp. I also support the idea of making GNU/Linux a disambiguation page. --Anthony Ivanoff 09:56, 17 December 2005 (UTC)
        • The temporary disambiguation page above looks great. It has bullets for the naming debate and Linux, and includes a link to GNU itself. Disambiguation is a good solution here. ACG 04:24, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
        • I, too, like the temporary disambiguation page and support making it permanent. Massysett 20:30, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
  • As the person who redirected Gnu/Linux to the naming controversy page (probably, I admit, in violation of WP:POINT), I support the disambig page proposal. GNU/Linux and Linux are separate topics because of the naming dispute. (In the interest of full disclosure, I think that the coining of the term GNU/Linux was a power grab by Richard Stallman and a violation of good faith in the community.) Haikupoet 21:29, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Decision[edit]

So, as many people vote for disambiguation page, I now make GNU/Linux a dab page, and redirect Gnu/linux to it. --Anthony Ivanoff 03:27, 27 December 2005 (UTC)