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Hi. In your most recent comment on Talk:Linux, starting with "There was never a "consensus", your tone sounds like you're trying to argue against someone, but the person you're replying to has already express an opinion similar to yours. I just thought I'd point this out in case there's a miscommunication and to avoid friction. --Gronky (talk) 22:02, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Thaks for pointing that.I'll fix it.--Grandscribe (talk) 06:56, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

A "short" list of publications only from 2007 and 2008 using the term GNU/Linux.[edit]

There is discussion going on right now in the Linux Talk page proposed by some who want to remove the term GNU/Linux from Wikipedia. The list below is just a small example that the naming GNU/Linux is actively used by a long list of authors. All of those books use the name GNU/Linux. Wikipedia should continue to use the name GNU/Linux.


  • 50 years of artificial intelligence: essays dedicated to the 50th anniversary of artifical intelligence (lecture notes in computer science) Max Lungarella, Fumiya Iida, Josh Bongard, Rolf Pfeifer. Springer 2007. 
  • The Book of PF: A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall by Peter Hansteen (Paperback - Jan 11, 2008) - Illustrated. 
  • Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2007/2008 by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Orbicom (Paperback - Jan 7, 2008). 
  • High Performance Computing - HiPC 2007: 14th International Conference, Goa, India, December 18-21, 2007, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Srinivas Aluru, Manish Parashar, Ramamurthy Badrinath, and Viktor K. Prasanna. Paperback - Jan 16, 2008. 
  • Term Rewriting and Applications: 16th International Conference, RTA 2005, Nara, Japan, April 19-21, 2005, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Jürgen Giesl (Paperback - Jan 4, 2008). 
  • Anarchy Alive!: Anti-authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory by Uri Gordon (Paperback - Dec 27, 2007). 
  • Artificial Intelligence: A Systems Approach (w/CDROM)(Computer Science) (Engineering)(AI) by M. Tim Jones (Hardcover - Sep 30, 2007). 
  • Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice by John Billingsley and Robin Bradbeer (Hardcover - Dec 20, 2007). 
  • Web Information Systems Engineering WISE 2007 Workshops: WISE 2007 International Workshops Nancy, France, December 3, 2007 Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Mathias Weske, Mohand-Said Hacid, and Claude Godart (Paperback - Dec 20, 2007). 
  • Handbook of Network and System Administration by Jan Bergstra and Mark Burgess (Hardcover - Dec 19, 2007). 
  • On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007: CoopIS, DOA, ODBASE, GADA, and IS: OTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS,DOA, ODBASE, GADA, ... Science) (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Robert Meersman and Zahir Tari (Paperback - Dec 14, 2007). 
  • Progress in Pattern Recognition, Image Analysis and Applications: 12th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition, CIARP 2007,Valpariso, Chile, November ... (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Luis Rueda, Domingo Mery, and Josef Kittler (Paperback - Dec 14, 2007). 
  • String Processing and Information Retrieval: 14th International Symposium, SPIRE 2007 Santiago, Chile, October 29-31, 2007 Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Nivio Ziviani and Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Paperback - Dec 10, 2007). 
  • Managing Virtualization of Networks and Services: 18th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management, DSOM 2007, San ... (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Alexander Clemm, Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, and Rolf Stadler (Paperback - Dec 12, 2007). 
  • Cross-Platform Development in C++: Building Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows Applications by Syd Logan (Paperback - Dec 7, 2007). 
  • Wireless Communications: 2007 CNIT Thyrrenian Symposium (Signals and Communication Technology) (Signals and Communication Technology) by Silvano Pupolin (Hardcover - Dec 7, 2007). 
  • Business Excellence in technologieorientierten Unternehmen by Christian Marxt and Fredrik Hacklin (Hardcover - Dec 5, 2007). 
  • Home Networking: First IFIP WG 6.2 Home Networking Conference (IHN'2007), Paris, France, December 10-12, 2007 (IFIP International Federation for Information ... Federation for Information Processing) by Khaldoun Al Agha, Xavier Carcelle, and Guy Pujolle (Hardcover - Dec 5, 2007). 
  • Peterson's Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences 2008 (Grad 5) (Peterson's Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences) by Peterson's (Hardcover - Dec 1, 2007). 
  • vim 7 GE-PACKT by Reinhard Wobst (Perfect Paperback - Nov 30, 2007). 
  • Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems (Signals and Communication Technology) by Enrico Del Re and Marina Ruggieri (Hardcover - Nov 26, 2007). 
  • The Best Damn Server Virtualization Book Period: Including Vmware, Xen, and Microsoft Virtual Server (Best Damn) (Book Period) by Rogier Dittner and David Rule (Paperback - Nov 23, 2007). 
  • Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance Using Open Source Tools-Second Edition, Second Edition by Christian B Lahti and Roderick Peterson (Paperback - Nov 16, 2007). 
  • Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach by Markus Neteler and Helena Mitasova (Hardcover - Nov 15, 2007). 
  • Absolute FreeBSD: The Complete Guide to FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas (Paperback - Nov 14, 2007) - Illustrated. 
  • Hybrid Metaheuristics: 4th International Workshop,HM 2007, Dortmund, Germany, October 8-9, 2007, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, Maria J. Blesa, Christian Blum, and Boris Naujoks. 
  • 11th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2007: MEDICON 2007, 26-30 June 2007, Ljubljana, Slovenia (IFMBE Proceedings) by Tomaz Jarm, Peter Kramar, and Anze Zupanic (Paperback - Nov 12, 2007). 
  • Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming - CP 2007: 13th International Conference, CP 2007, Providence, RI, USA, September 25-29, 2007, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Christian Bessiere. 
  • openSUSE Linux Unleashed by Michael McCallister (Paperback - Nov 8, 2007). 
  • Advances in Geophysics, Vol. 49 by Renata Dmowska (Hardcover - Nov 5, 2007). 
  • Oracle Automatic Storage Management: Under-the-Hood & Practical Deployment Guide (Oracle) by Nitin Vengurlekar, Murali Vallath, and Rich Long (Paperback - Nov 5, 2007). 
  • Professional SlickEdit (Programmer to Programmer) by John Hurst (Paperback - Nov 5, 2007). 
  • How To Become An MCSE In 3 Weeks by Ph.D., C.V. Conner (Paperback - Nov 2, 2007). 
  • Recent Advances in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface: 14th European PVM/MPI User's Group Meeting, Paris France, September 30 - October ... (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Franck Capello, Thomas Herault, and Jack Dongarra (Paperback - Oct 23, 2007). 
  • The Global Brain: Your Roadmap for Innovating Faster and Smarter in a Networked World by Satish Nambisan and Mohanbir Sawhney (Hardcover - Oct 22, 2007). 
  • High Performance Computing in Remote Sensing (Chapman & Hall/Crc Computer & Information Science Series) by Antonio J. Plaza and Chein-I Chang (Hardcover - Oct 18, 2007). 
  • The Almanac of American Employers 2008: Market Research, Statistics & Trends Pertaining to the Leading Corporate Employers in America (Almanac of American Employers) by Jack W. Plunkett (Paperback - Oct 15, 2007). 
  • The Best Damn Cybercrime and Forensics Book Period by Jack Wiles and Anthony Reyes (Paperback - Oct 15, 2007). 
  • Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools by Gwen Solomon and Lynne Schrum (Paperback - Oct 15, 2007). 
  • The Anthropology of Globalization: A Reader (Blackwell Readers in Anthropology) by Jonathan Xavier Inda and Renato Rosaldo (Hardcover - Oct 5, 2007). 
  • Network-Based Information Systems: First International Conference, NBIS 2007, Regensburg, Germany, September 3-7, 2007, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Tomoya Enokido, Leonhard Barolli, and Makoto Takizawa (Paperback - Oct 3, 2007. 
  • DVD-Produktionen: gestalten - erstellen - nutzen ( by Torsten Stapelkamp (Hardcover - Oct 1, 2007). 
  • Digital Copyright and the Consumer Revolution: Hands Off My Ipod by Matthew Rimmer (Hardcover - Sep 30, 2007). 
  • Parallel Computing Technologies: 9th International Conference, PaCT 2007, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia, September 3-7, 2007, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Victor Malyshkin (Paperback - Sep 26, 2007). 
  • Practical Distributed Processing (Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science) by Phillip J. Brooke and Richard F. Paige (Paperback - Sep 25, 2007). 
  • Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2007: International Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 26-29, 2007. Proceedings, Part III ... Science) (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Osvaldo Gervasi and Marina Gavrilova (Paperback - Sep 14, 2007). 
  • Euro-Par 2007 Parallel Processing: 13th International Euro-Par Conference, Rennes ,France , August 28-31, 2007, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Luc Bougé, and Thierry Priol (Paperback - Sep 14, 2007). 
  • Speaker Classification I: Fundamentals, Features, and Methods (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Christian Müller (Paperback - Sep 14, 2007). 
  • ECOOP - Object-Oriented Programming: 21th European Conference, Berlin, Germany, July 30 - August 3, 2007, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Erik Ernst (Paperback - Sep 10, 2007. 
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition: 5th International Conference, MLDM 2007, Leipzig, Germany, July 18-20, 2007, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Petra Perner (Paperback - Sep 10, 2007). 
  • WiMAX: Applications by Syed A. Ahson and Mohammad Ilyas (Hardcover - Sep 7, 2007). 
  • Bluetooth Essentials for Programmers by Albert S. Huang and Larry Rudolph (Paperback - Sep 3, 2007). 
  • Plunkett's Telecommunications Industry Almanac 2008: Telecommunications Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies (Plunkett's Telecommunications ... Telecommunications Industry Almanac) by Jack W. Plunkett (Paperback - Aug 27, 2007). 
  • VLSI-SoC: From Systems to Silicon: IFIP TC10/ WG 10.5 Thirteenth International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration of System on Chip (VLSI-SoC2005), ... Federation for Information Processing) by Ricardo Reis, Adam Osseiran, and Hans-Joerg Pfleiderer (Hardcover - Aug 22, 2007). 
  • Mobile Phone Programming: and its Application to Wireless Networking by Frank H.P. Fitzek and Frank Reichert (Hardcover - Aug 17, 2007). 
  • Online Communities and Social Computing: Second International Conference, OCSC 2007, Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, ... (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Douglas Schuler. 
  • Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services: 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, ... Part III (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Constantine Stephanidis (Paperback - Aug 17, 2007). 
  • Universal Acess in Human Computer Interaction. Coping with Diversity: Coping with Diversity, 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer ... Part I (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Constantine Stephanidis (Paperback - Aug 17, 2007). 
  • Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization: 12th International IPCO Conference, Ithaca, NY, USA, June 25-27, 2007, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Matteo Fischetti and David P. Williamson (Paperback - Aug 8, 2007). 
  • Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2007: 12th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies, Geneva, Switzerland, June ... (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Nabil Abdennahder and Fabrice Kordon (Paperback - Aug 8, 2007). 
  • Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems Paradigms: International Conference, RSEISP 2007, Warsaw, Poland, June 28-30, 2007, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Marzena Kryszkiewicz, James F. Peters, Henryk Rybinski, and Andrzej Skowron (Paperback - Aug 8, 2007). 
  • The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman (Paperback - Jul 24, 2007). 
  • Foundations of Qt Development by Johan Thelin (Paperback - Aug 3, 2007). 

Continued edit warring[edit]

Constantly shouting me out in edit summaries is not helping your argument. I have agreed not to edit articles which says "GNU/Linux" to say "Linux" in the general case; in the interests of not edit warring, you would do well to follow the same policy. For now, take the time to contribute to the current discussion, as you haven't replied to it in some time. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 12:25, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

gNewSense introduction[edit]

Regarding this comment, do you mind trying to talk some sense into User:Mion? He just summarily reverted the edit you agreed with. I would rather end this feud. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 14:38, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Edit Summary[edit]

In your revert of Kubuntu (here) you provided the edit summary "Anonymous user should register before editing.". This is not policy, and not required. It has been proposed in the past, but failed (see Wikipedia:Editors should be logged in users, Wikipedia:Disabling edits by unregistered users and stricter registration requirement). Wikipedia is open to anyone to edit, and not being logged in is not valid criteria to revert. --Falcorian (talk) 19:25, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Falcorian. Thanks for the information. I left a reply in your Talk page. --Grandscribe (talk) 13:54, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Jacqueline Saburido[edit]

I removed the tag, changed one link, and added the TX DWI link. Why didn't you just add the link yourself? Bearian (talk) 21:32, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Mozilla Firefox[edit]

Something I always failed to understand, being a open source free browser, how does Mozilla make profits? Do you know? Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 08:33, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 08:41, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Regarding Linux distro's “Unix-like” family[edit]

I feel that putting “Unix-like” on distro pages, while technically correct, is misleading. Unix is not just the culmination of idioms common in ... Unix-like OS (filesystem hierarchy, just to name one simple thing), but could very well refer to the ancient technology from the 80s and 90s, and I think Linux has set itself off enough from Unix to be considered its own entity. Still counting Linux to Unix is a bit like declaring Vista “DOS-like” because they are still using the filesystem non-hierarchy aka drive letters. Comments please. j.engelh (talk) 02:08, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

I left reply on your talk page.--Grandscribe (talk) 08:19, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Chris is back to his GNU/ removal campaign[edit]

I just noticed that Thumperward has gone back to his Summer '07 hobby of removing mentions of "GNU/Linux" from Wikipedia. As usual, he does this with either a blank edit summary or with a mention of "consistent terminology". But it's not hard to find the edits. When I checked his recent edits[1] for articles that look related to desktop software, all were for the purpose of removing "GNU/Linux".

If he uses his old edit flood tactic, then I won't be able to stop this vandalism. He has way more free time than I do :-/ Anyway, just thought I'd let you know. If you can limit some of his messing, that would be great. I'll try to do my part too.

BTW, his edit summary justification of "use consistent terminology throughout article" could equally be used by anyone who wants to replace all "Linux" with "GNU/Linux" :-) --Gronky (talk) 21:00, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

If you two really think that "Linux" is incorrect and should be referred to as "GNU/Linux" in all instances, how about you have some balls and try to get the "Linux" article moved. Instead of running around quietly editing all the links to point to a redirect. AlistairMcMillan (talk) 16:58, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Please be more careful with your edits. Please try to make sure that your edits actually make sense. AlistairMcMillan (talk) 02:34, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

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Articles for deletion nomination of Mirko Kovats[edit]

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Source models[edit]

You might want to note that open source and closed source are source models. Free software is not a source model, it's a licensing model, as is proprietary software. Yworo (talk) 17:34, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

You'll need to show me that the term has been accepted. I see other knowledgeable editors removing the same terms with the same reasons. Show me on what talk page a consensus was reached on the matter. Yworo (talk) 19:09, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
It's not a "source model". Period. It accepted, yes, but not in the context in which you are using it. Take it up on the talk page. Yworo (talk) 19:15, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Re: your message on my page[edit]

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ASUS Eee PC[edit]

Thanks for your note. Nope I am not a software developer, just a software user. As for the fact that there is no operational GNU operating system, I am going by what Richard Stallman told me when he was speaking here in my home town on 2 June 2009, when he stated that the GNU operating system is incomplete and only under test use due to difficulties with the Hurd kernel that have not been overcome. He actually delved into the subject at some length and in great detail. It seems to have been a source of some disappointment to him personally. - Ahunt (talk) 13:22, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

According to Stallman, systems like Debian, Ubuntu and gNewSense for instance, are what he calls "GNU/Linux" and not what he calls "the GNU Operating System", although most of the rest of the world calls them "Linux operating systems", as he admits too. As he said in June this year the GNU operating system is incomplete at this point in time. I accept Stallman as the authority on this point. - Ahunt (talk) 12:56, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
I am not sure why you keep bringing up "my personal feelings" on this subject, since I have never expressed any, makes you sound very evangelical. I am just going by what Stallman said this past summer, that there are currently operational operating systems, like what he calls "GNU/Linux", that uses GNU components and that there is a project that will one day produce an operational GNU operating system, once it is finished, particularly the Hurd kernel. I am not reporting anyone's feelings, just what Stallman's expressed opinions were at that point in time, 02 June 2009. Saying that "there is GNU operating system today" is like calling a poured foundation a house. It will be a house one day when it is finished, but not today. - Ahunt (talk) 22:18, 21 September 2009 (UTC)


I'm going to put this very straightforwardly: You can't make an edit like this to any article and cite it to a blog. As for making such an edit to a BLP, it would have to be overwhelmingly sourced to sundry, highly reliable sources, be done by consensus and even then, most likely put in as a quote (rather than as article narrative). Please don't do that again. Gwen Gale (talk) 08:50, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

For the curious. My replies on Gwen talk page. He/She(?) did a great job.--Grandscribe (talk) 15:27, 22 September 2009 (UTC)


Yes, in general, abbreviations should not be used. One can't expect all readers to know what the acronym stands for. It's in the MoS, but I'm not going to find it for you.... Yworo (talk) 16:42, 22 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi. I reverted your edit after I've just cleaned up this page. Please see the style guide for disambiguation as to why. Also changing Linux to GNU/Linux is commented upon above. Widefox (talk) 20:19, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Your 3RR complaint[edit]

Please see the result of your 3RR complaint at WP:AN3#User:Msnicki reported by User:Grandscribe (Result: Protected). I suggest opening up a WP:Request for comment to get opinions about the lead. It is surprising that there is such strong disagreement about wording differences that (to an outsider) may not seem all that significant. Try to use the term WP:Vandalism correctly -- it is a conscious attempt to harm the encyclopedia. I don't think that applies to any of you. Thank you, EdJohnston (talk) 23:14, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

I apologize for calling your edits vandalism. Msnicki (talk) 14:20, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Fixed Bash a little, giving up now[edit]

I managed to improve the Bash (Unix shell) article a bit. Msnicki reverted me 9 times and is now even refusing to allow fixes for grammatical errors that make the intro misleading.

Thanks for having pointed me to the article. Gronky (talk) 19:35, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Philippe Bruggisser[edit]

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I have added one reliable source as reference. I will add more soon.--Grandscribe (talk) 23:30, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

L. Rafael Reif[edit]

You wrote in L. Rafael Reif:

The prosecution of Aaron Swartz by Federal prosecutor Carmen Ortiz and her threats to imprison him for many decades led Swartz to commit suicide.

That's a pretty bold claim and not one there is evidence to support. It's just not NPOV. Check out the history and debate about this on Swartz' and Orotiz' talk pages and histories here. I've removed the sentence in entirety. Thereare reasonable statements to be made here, like "Swartz committed suicide while being prosecuted," etc. But I'm not super-comfortable crafting one. Perhaps you would care to do so. But I don't think the language you added is appropriate given the limited facts we know. Suicide and depression are tricky things; the human brain wants to think that they are causal and to establish logical reasons for them, but that's not how they work. Mentally ill people do inexplicable things. It's surely true that Swartz was under a lot of stress and that a huge amount of that stress was caused by the prosecution. But you need to be very cafeful. Especially in an article like this one covered by WP:BLP. Thanks! jhawkinson (talk) 14:35, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

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Nabilla Benattia[edit]

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the removal of GNU/Linux term on the GNU article[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at the talk page of the GNU article, and to help improve its neutrality against the POV edits removing the "GNU/Linux" term. Thank you. Fsfolks (talk) 21:57, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

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