what does “linux distribution” mean?

does it imply inclusion of a linux kernel?

if I give you a container image, with a bunch of programs compiled to run on linux but with no kernel, is that still a linux distribution?

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@iliana I think these terms needs to be redefined in some way. Before a “Linux distribution” or “GNU/Linux distribution” referred to a whole operating system.

However, nowadays you can “distribute” software that will run in Linux without providing the kernel.

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