Re: Linux stifles innovation...

From: Werner Almesberger (
Date: Fri Feb 16 2001 - 19:34:23 EST

Matt D. Robinson wrote:
> My feeling is we should splinter the kernel development for
> different purposes (enterprise, UP, security, etc.). I'm sure
> it isn't a popular view, but I feel it would allow faster progression
> of kernel functionality and features in the long run.

"enterprise" XOR security ? I think you understand the problem with
your approach well ;-)

Linux scales well from PDAs to large clusters. This is quite an
achievement. Other operating systems are not able to match this.
So why do you think that Linux should try to mimic their flaws ?
Out of pity ?

BTW, parallel development does happen all the time. The point of
convergence in a single "mainstream" kernel is that you benefit
from all the work that's been going on while you did the stuff
you care most about.

- Werner (having pity with the hungry looking trolls)

 / Werner Almesberger, ICA, EPFL, CH  /
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