"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
@lynnesbian ha, haha, look at me reusing your post for profit by boosting it
An action I can take even though my instance has a 512 limit
Foiled again lynne
O wait I don’t profit from boosting good posts, the creator does
Foiled again by lynne
@lynnesbian Wait, do I have to paste in a copy of the license? Because that doesn't leave a lot of room for shit.
i license this shitpost as CC4-BY-NC-SA. you cannot use it to profit from or in any commercial work, you must attribute me if it is used by you, and other shitposts using it must adhere to the same license
@lynnesbian Alpine doesn't have any GNU utils?! I knew it used muscl, but it doesn't use the GNU file-utils?
@lynnesbian I feel like this story just works with anyone vs Stallman (or RMS-believer). I'm getting tired of the entire man/woman-splaining thing. There are know-it-alls who talk down to everyone around them, and it doesn't really matter if they're a woman or a man. Talking down to people is shitty.
I mean I know it's just a story/satire/joke and I shouldn't care, but I dunno ... term still doesn't sit right with me .. but hey, I learned something about Alpine ^_^
@lynnesbian Richard Stallman deliberately named his system something dumb as a joke about how dumb it sounded, and then got all mad when people didn't want to use his dumb name. Friggin' foresight, dude...
And all I keep thinking. GNU... Passed on, not logged, and turned around at the end?
Who brought up Terry Pratchett?
@lynnesbian The only "alpine" I know, is the fork of "pine" because development ceased on it. Of course that may not mean much of anything, because often there are different things with the same name, even under more or less the same, "mindspace".
what's the license of your kernel?
I can't recall it, really...
(great write up, but... 😉)
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