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From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

         HIRD of Unix-Replacing DAEMONs (GNU, HIRD)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

      The GNU project's replacement for the
     Unix kernel.  The Hurd is a collection of servers that
     run on the Mach microkernel to implement file systems,
     network protocols, file access control, and other features
     that are implemented by the Unix kernel or similar kernels
     such as Linux.  The GNU C Library provides the Unix
     system call interface, and calls the Hurd for services it
     can't provide itself.
     The Hurd aims to establish a framework for shared development
     and maintenance, allowing a broad range of users to share
     projects without knowing much about the internal workings of
     the system - projects that might never have been attempted
     without freely available source, a well-designed interface,
     and a multi-server-based design.
     Currently there are free ports of the Mach kernel to the
     Intel 80386 IBM PC, the DEC PMAX workstation, the
     Luna 88k, with more in progress, including the Amiga and
     DEC Alpha-3000 machines.
     According to Thomas Bushnell, BSG, the primary architect of
     the Hurd: 'Hurd' stands for 'Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons'
     and 'Hird' stands for 'Hurd of Interfaces Representing Depth'.
     Possibly the first software to be named by a pair of mutually
     recursive acronyms.
     http://gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd.html)">The Hurd Home (http://gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd.html).
     [June 1994 GNU's Bulletin].

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