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It should be GNU+Linux, not GNU/Linux. This is where the attribution people get seized-up and go all fruity-colored, but its a fact: these are not related sub-brands of each other, they are connected components. You cannot divide Linux from GNU, only add and subtract it.

What do you mean? There were already examples given of Linux without GNU (Android, busybox), and GNU can run on kernels other than Linux (HURD, mach). They are quite divisible.

I think he means that Linux and GNU don't need each other, therefore its not /, its +, as in one is not a sub-component of the other.

Oh! I get it now. primitur: It's supposed to be GNU on (or over) Linux, like TCP/IP.

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