Voice of the Masses: Is GNU still relevant?

Although our magazine is called Linux Voice, we will give plenty of credit to GNU and RMS for getting the Free Software movement started and providing much of the software that makes up the GNU/Linux system. But a question needs to be asked: just how relevant is GNU (as a software project, not a movement like the FSF) today?

Some distributions are talking about moving from GCC to LLVM/Clang, thereby jettisoning one of GNU’s flagship programs. If this happens, and the GNU contributions to GNU/Linux are merely smaller components like Coreutils, should we really still keep talking about GNU? Or will GNU always be relevant because of its history? Let us know your thoughts for our next podcast!


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