[rescue] OT: Linux and USB on Intel

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Mon Apr 21 09:50:11 CDT 2003

On Sun, Apr 20, 2003 at 10:10:28PM -0700, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:

> > compiler is used to generate the binaries does not make it a GNU
> > product.  To follow your logic to the next level, running NetBSD on a
> > SPARC processor makes it a Sun product, or placing that machine on a
> > floor which I washed with Mop-n-Glo would make it a Johnson Wax product.
> I disagree with those examples! For one, if you compile using GCC, chances
> are that you are linking to some of the GNU libs, therefore you are
> acutally including GNU code (via static or dynamic linkage) on your
> product. Therefore the distiction lines are quite blurred....

Not to a logical human.

If I write code, it's my code, regardless of what tools I used.

If I use a Craftsman hammer to build a house, its likely I used
Craftsman nails, saws, and screwdrivers too.  The house is still my own

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