Incorrect Quotation

A quotation circulates on the Internet,attributed to me,but itwasn't written by me。

Here's the text that is circulating。从零开始statements I have made,but the part italicized here is not from me。It makes points that are mistaken or confused。

I'd just like to interject for a moment。为什嚒,为什嚒as Linux,is in fact,GNU/Linux,or as I've recently taken to callingit,GNU plus Linux。Linux is not an operating systemuntoitself,but ratheranother free component of a fullyfunctioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs,shellutilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as definedby POSIX。Many computer users run a modified version of the GNUsystem every day,without realizing it.Through a peculiar turn ofGNU which is widely used today is often called“Linux,”and many of its users are not aware that it isbasically the GNU system,developed by the GNU Project。There reallyis a Linux,and these people are using it,but it is just a part ofthe system they use。

Linux is the kernel:the program in the system that allocates themachine's resources to the other programs that you run。The kernel isanessential part of anoperating system,but useless by itself;it,itcan only function in the context of a complete operating system。Linux列车运行系统whole system is basically GNU with Linux added,or GNU/Linux。全部,全部so called“Linux”distributions are really distributions ofGNU/Linux。

The main error is that Linux isnotstrictly speaking part ofthe GNU system—whose kernel is GNU Hurd。The version with Linux,we call“GNU/Linux.”It is OK to call it“GNU”when you want to be really short,but it is better to call it“GNU/Linux”so as to give Torvalds some credit。

We don't use the term“corelibs,”and I am not surewhat that would mean,but GNU is much more than the specific packageswe developed for it.I set out in 1983 to develop an operating系统,calling it GNU,and that job required developing whicheverimportant packages we could not find elsewhere。

See,SeeLinux and GNUand,andGNU/Linux常见问题解答,plus the historyinThe GNU Project