1.6 How does the Debian project fit in or compare with the Free Software Foundation's GNU project?
The Debian system builds on the ideals of free software first championed by the
Free Software Foundation and in
Stallman. FSF's powerful system development tools, utilities, and
applications are also a key part of the Debian system.
The Debian Project is a separate entity from the FSF, however we communicate
regularly and cooperate on various projects. The FSF explicitly requested that
we call our system "Debian GNU/Linux", and we are happy to comply
with that request.
The FSF's long-standing objective is to develop a new operating system called
GNU, based on
Hurd. Debian is working
with FSF on this system, called