What is a cypherpunk?

Major Variola (ret) mv at cdc.gov
Wed Feb 9 22:42:27 PST 2005

At 10:38 PM 2/9/05 -0600, Shawn K. Quinn wrote:
>On Wed, 2005-02-09 at 09:09 -0800, James A. Donald wrote:
>> 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,
>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.

Who gives a fuck?  RMS was fermenting in his own philosophical stew, to
it politely.  The shame is that BSD didn't explode like L*nux did, and
all that work had to be re-done, and with a nasty ATT flavor to boot
(no pun intended).

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