[OT] Linus Torvalds delays Linux 3.0 launch due to a subtle bug

Ernest Doub hideserted at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 20:08:28 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at envygeeks.com>wrote:

> On 07/20/2011 02:30 PM, Ernest Doub wrote:
> > More likely, based on this quote, that they would have to dump their
> entire
> > driver and start over again from scratch.
> It's counterproductive to to dump your driver when your initial goal
> needs to be to support Linux too or just have a big money product die.
> It would be like if KVM decided to never support Windows or even attempt
> to support Windows, in some way.  It just wouldn't have been as
> successful as it was IMO because even I (as a sysadmin) know that some
> of my clients will want virtualised Windows somewhere, sometime as
> Microsoft knows that even they will eventually have clients who will
> need to virtualise Linux too, actually last I heard that was the biggest
> complaint about Microsoft virtualisation.
> > Microsoft has finally been busted for using ideas/code developed by
> somebody
> > else and claiming as their own proprietary work.
> And so have lots of other companies, like Cisco and Cisco subsidiaries,
> IBM has been caught patenting somebody else's software ideas (from
> almost a decade earlier) too, just to have the USPTO find the prior-art
> and go ahead and give IBM the patent.  So it's ignorant to solely focus
> on just Microsoft as if they are the root of the worlds evil.
> Especially considering how old IBM is...  Hell, if I remember right it
> was Linksys who switched from micro Linux on the WRT54G to other
> firmware to avoid releasing their router firmware as required under the
> GPL just to eventually release it because of surrounding legal pressure.
>  I don't know if they moved back to Linux and GPL tools but I do
> remember that whole fiasco kinda.
> I'm no fan of Microsoft, ask anybody who has ever talked to me, but when
> ignorance starts to shine over reality, somebody has to speak up and
> mention that it's not just Microsoft doing this.
No it isn't just Microsoft.
Microsoft is just guilty of the most self righteous chest beating.  What
goes around eventually comes around if you wait long enough.


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