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

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Fri Jul 22 07:26:04 UTC 2011

On 22/07/11 00:01, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> 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?
> It already works. It worked two years ago. This bug has nothing to do
> with that module at all. I've no idea why Basil brought it up.

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their small square.... But such is life.)


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