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

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 12:07:19 UTC 2011

On 21 July 2011 06:09, Doug <dmcgarrett at optonline.net> wrote:
> 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?

It's Microsoft's server virtualisation solution. Utterly unimportant
and irrelevant to desktop Linux users; it only runs on Windows 2008
Server. :¬)

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