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Re: [opensuse] The state of openSUSE
  • From: jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 10:55:26 +0200
  • Message-id: <44CC73FE.8090007@xxxxxxxxx>
Pascal Bleser a écrit :

Well.. sure, but... I think the main reason for that decision is
probably the fact that binary-only kernel drivers are *illegal* as they
break the GPL.

as they where included for years, the question is why now :-)

_Any_ application (including the Kernel) is in fact owned by his
developpers. Anybody can fork and make a new Kernel branch (can they?)

Totally not, unless you are referring to the GPL *only*.

I don't mean "legally" owned, but practically owned. If most of the kernel guys where resigning just now, it would be nearly impossible to continue they work

It hasn't been difficult. Some kernel devs have been very vocal and
radical about it.. dare I say "religious", to say the least.

again, why not before?

I just find most of them lack soft skills and communication is certainly
not their strength. It could have been better prepared as well.

general problem. best programmers are not (and how could they be?) best communication experts (and vice versa)

jdd

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