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Re: [SLE] Re: Meta-discussion on the IP issues of GPUs and 3D -- 90+% of the Linux community is too ignorant for legal issues
  • From: "Orn E. Hansen" <orn_hansen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 23:00:15 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605282300.15424.orn_hansen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sunnudaginn 28 maí 2006 18:49 skrifaði S Glasoe:
> Corporate/business support by using and sharing code back to Linux has
> allowed it to progress over the years. Corporations/businesses, large and
> small, have helped it grow since the early days/months. So "they" have been
> "killing" Linux practically from day one or two. Sure has been a slow,
> miserable death. Too bad it keeps getting better or it would have been dead
> long ago.
>
> Stan

The code "shared" by corporate entities is not for the purpose of
"progressing" linux, but to protect their own interest. If the code hadn't
been shared, similar code would have been created by Linux community members,
and eventually make Linux even better. Look at the windowing systems on
Linux, as an example ... back in 1998 you had something radical, like
enlightenment with some radical metal look. Today, even enlightenment themes
look like Windows ... the only thing that differs is the size of the X
button, or the colors of the frame.

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