Open Ballot: GNU/Linux or Linux?
That dreaded question came up again recently in the magazine. Jason Irwin wrote to us protesting that we had used 'Linux' as opposed to 'GNU/Linux' in our beginners guide; Andrew replied with a robust defense of our usage. The issue was picked up on in the Linux Format forums, and now there's a poll running. Perfect timing, we thought, for our fortnightly open ballot. So, readers, let us know your thoughts in the comments, and do take the time to vote in the poll!
For those looking for a bit of background, you can check out the GNU/Linux FAQ on the GNU site, longer than the constitution of the USA according to Andrew. For the other side of things, there's some handy quotes on this Wikipedia page. Of course, you might think that even discussing this topic again is pointless, in which case we recommend going for a walk in the sunshine.