[Replicant] [www.replicant.us] [PATCH 2/2] about.php: FAQ: Add an entry about where the origin of Replicant name

Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli GNUtoo at cyberdimension.org
Wed Apr 28 17:30:48 UTC 2021

Signed-off-by: Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli <GNUtoo at cyberdimension.org>
 about.php | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 32 insertions(+)

diff --git a/about.php b/about.php
index e3147f8..a13f833 100644
--- a/about.php
+++ b/about.php
@@ -264,6 +264,35 @@
+      <div class="panel panel-default" id="replicant-name">
+        <div class="panel-heading">
+          <h3 class="panel-title">
+            Where does the Replicant name comes from?
+          </h3>
+        </div>
+        <div class="panel-body">
+          <p>
+            One of the goals initial of projects like GNU or ReactOS was to
+            replace nonfree operating systems, like Unix and Microsoft Windows.
+            To do that they could not simply reuse the nonfree operating system
+            source code as it wasn't free software, so they had to write their
+            own code and reuse other available free software components.<br />
+            <br />
+            With Android the situation was much easier because even if many
+            drivers were not free software, most of the operating system source
+            code was available.<br />
+            <br />
+            So with way less effort, we could have an exact Replica of Android
+            with the same graphical interface and so on. We just had to replace
+            these nonfree drivers.<br />
+            <br />
+            When trying to find a project name, "Replicant" looked neat as not
+            only we were Replicating Android, but the name was also loosely
+            related to Android as in Blade Runner, Replicants are also Androids.
+          </p>
+        </div>
+      </div>
     <div class="col-md-3">
@@ -301,6 +330,9 @@
           Why doesn't Replicant guide users through installing complementary
           proprietary components?
+        <a href="#replicant-name" class="list-group-item">
+          Where does the Replicant name comes from?
+        </a>

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