August 23, 2001

GNU is now Unix?

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "Despite controversial comments recently made by Ransom Love, the chief executive officer of Caldera International, Inc., saying that the GPL (General Public License) was holding back commercial Linux vendors like Caldera and thus upsetting a significant portion of the open-source community, Mr. Love's company went on record earlier this week to announce that Caldera will open-source the AIM performance benchmarks and the UNIX Regular Expression Parser, along with two UNIX utilities, awk and grep, under the GPL. Because GNU is gradually taking the place of the original Unix, many are suggesting that Mr. Stallman's recursive GNU acronym ("GNU's Not Unix") may eventually have to be renamed, "GNU is Now Unix.""


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