What is a cypherpunk?

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at speakeasy.net
Wed Feb 9 20:38:05 PST 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-09 at 09:09 -0800, James A. Donald wrote:
>     --
> On 6 Feb 2005 at 19:18, D. Popkin wrote:
> > Yes, but Big Brother governments are not the only way such
> > "wisdom" gets imposed.  Bill Gates came close to imposing it
> > upon all of us, and if it hadn't been for Richard Stallman
> > and Linus Torvalds, we might all be suffering under that yoke
> > today.
> There is nothing stopping you from writing your own operating
> system, so Linus did.

Linus Torvalds didn't write the GNU OS. He wrote the Linux kernel, which
when added to the rest of the existing GNU OS, written by Richard
Stallman among others, allowed a completely free operating system.
Please don't continue to spread the misconception that Linus Torvalds
wrote the entire (GNU) operating system.

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net>

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