Re: Linux stifles innovation...

From: Mike A. Harris (
Date: Fri Feb 16 2001 - 18:46:21 EST

On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Matt D. Robinson wrote:

>The day the Linux kernel splinters into multiple, distinct efforts is the
>day I'll believe the kernel is fully into progress over "preference". Right
>now, Alan accepts what he thinks should go into stable kernels, and Linus
>accepts what he thinks should go into future kernels. I'm not saying they
>aren't doing the right things, or that the system doesn't work, but it's
>hardly what I would call a progressive movement. It's simply long,
>drawn-out evolution at best.
>I'm surprised the major vendors haven't created their own consortium
>by now to create a Linux kernel they think is best suited for their own
>hardware. But then again, they probably still spend all their time worrying
>about whether their efforts will be "accepted" into the mainstream Linux
>kernel. Now _that's_ what I consider to be stifling innovation and
>Kind of off-topic, but whatever ...

Basically it boils down to this.. By continuing this thread here,
I'm preaching to the choir, and I'd rather not waste my time on
those with no clue of the open source movement. The other
alterative is to stick up for open source, and debate you until
I'm blue in the face - and you wont change your mind anyways,
and considering you're the minority here.. who cares?

Thread == dead.

    Mike A. Harris - Linux advocate - Free Software advocate
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