Richard Stallman had it right long ago. Gist of it is Free is free. Anything else isn’t. But I wanted Minix to win the Linux/Minix war, and Hurd to win over Linux, but I usually back the unpopular side. “It’s time [to] explain the meaning of “Hurd”. “Hurd” stands for “Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons”. And, then, “Hird” stands for “Hurd of Interfaces Representing Depth”. We have here, to my knowledge, the first software to be named by a pair of mutually recursive acronyms.”

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