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

Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Thu Jul 21 05:09:06 UTC 2011

On 07/21/2011 12:56 AM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-07-20 at 21:12 +0100, Avi wrote:
>> Ernest Doub wrote:
>>> "Microsoft began contributing Hyper-V code to the Linux kernel two
>>> years ago after Linux community members pointed out that Microsoft
>>> was violating the GPL software
>>> license<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/23/microsoft_hyperv_gpl_violation/>by
>>> using open source components within a Hyper-V driver."
>>> More likely, based on this quote, that they would have to dump their
>>> entire driver and start over again from scratch.
>>> Microsoft has finally been busted for using ideas/code developed by
>>> somebody else and claiming as their own proprietary work.
>> No. They would have to comply with the GPL. Which they did. Two years
>> ago.
>> What has a bug in Linux 3.0 got to do with Microsoft anyway?
> Because maybe there are trying to release with the Hyper V-code feature
> working? That would make 3.0 a major splash release, instead of more of
> the usual WiFi and USB fixes. It's a thought. Maybe it's something else.
> So, I would expect a 3.0 release to have some major feature improvement
> or a new inclusion. Ric
Pardon my naiveté, but what is Hyper-V and what would it do for me?

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