Thanks for the condescending remarks, but I am very familiar with the history of Linux and the Free Software Foundation. Probably more familiar than you are.
I incline more to the attitude of Eric Raymond, who has no axe to grind. And I think everything that there is to be said about this diversion - none of which helps the OP - has been said.
(By the way - BSD precedes GNU by many years - as does IBM. )
Yes, I was lazy with my quoting and didn't clarify that the last few sentences were in general, and not referring to you. I'm sorry, I'm just more than acutely aware of the (rather obvious) logic of the who/why/when/where of the GNU and Linux naming and what it all stands for, and it appears that a few people in the thread lack the will to do basic research before boldly mocking those who know better.
Anyway, people can call it whatever they like, erroneously or not, because facts don't alter based on opinions, just so long as they understand there's people who clearly understand it and there are those who might enjoy a little in depth research and education before attempting to pick holes in clearly established facts.
I'm off to fry bigger fish, I've derailed this thread, I take responsibility for that and won't waste any more time on this nonsense, sorry everyone, have a nice day.
Edited by glossywhite (Wed 19-Oct-16 16:40:58)