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> > Both Linux and GNU are important much like man is to
> woman, one without the other would cease to exist,
That was from the beginning, Adam by himself (compared to GNU)
and Eve (Linus torvalds and his kernel) 
making a comparision to the bible.  Nowadays, anything is possible but does not make it right like the craziness that exists today between same sex marriages :(
A man needs a woman and a woman needs a man iff children as a product of the two together to inhabit the earth and populate it.  
The other possible combinations do not make sense!!!, and are illegal in God's view.  
Here GNU had one part of the equation, and Linus had the other part, they got together and the software played nice and the product Linux was born, GNU also wanted/wants credit and asks to add the GNU/Linux part.  This happens in music when the lead singer of a group does not have his name in the group wants it added as well, but the owner of the group does not want to, what does he do, he gets another singer and moves on?
Will this happen here?  
> 
> Hardly... except for gcc which would take some scrambling
> to replace, 
> the gnu utilities in linux distros could easily be replaced
> with 
> counterparts from the *bsd's, opensolaris, or any
> commercial unix 
> version.  And the Linux kernel could be swapped with a bsd,
> opensolaris, 
> or commercial unix in a distro running GNU utilities. 
> There might be a 
> bit of work duplicating each other's exact bugs, but
> things could have 
> as easily been developed that way in the first place.
> 
> -- 
>    Les Mikesell
>     [email protected]

There exists such projects one that comes to mind is the Nexenta, already mentioned by you in this thread

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=nexenta

\quote
Nexenta OS is a free and open source operating system combining the OpenSolaris kernel with GNU application userland. Nexenta OS runs on Intel/AMD 32-/64-bit hardware and is distributed as a single installable CD. Upgrades and binary packages not included on the CD can be installed from Nexenta OS repository using Advanced Packaging Tool. In addition, source based software components can be downloaded from network repositories available at Debian/GNU Linux and Ubuntu Linux.
/quote 

This one used a FreeBSD kernel before, and now they moved to OpenSolaris.  Other projects like Belenix exist and are released under OpenSolaris's CDDL license.

Regards,

Antonio 


      

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