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Re: [opensuse] 'Goes along with those mad at Novell/SUSE and leave.
  • From: jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 08:28:23 +0100
  • Message-id: <458F7D97.5050308@xxxxxxxxx>
J Sloan a écrit :

Sorry, but if you're going to play dumb,

with several players...

Linux is born quite many times agos and did not stopped to grow.

Linux is now a major part of the server market and this alone make it's life sure.

To hope find a solution to problems, these problems must be precisely evaluated and solutions found.

right now, I see only one real problem, covering most of your concerns: some unavoidable public standards are legally uncompatible with opensource (mp3 writing - not reading, dvdcss...)

in that matter, there are two solution part:

* find a company willing to pay for a global licence for the proprietary standards (probably the simpler part)

* find a way to make these drivers interact with opensourse.

A very good solution is an openSUSE _BOX_. Only the opensource world need to accept than _some_ very small parts of a running system _can't be_ opensource, only for a dawn fu... legal reason. The reaction on the deal Novell/Microsoft shows that part of the OS community is not yet ready to this, may be simply because a legal frame have not yet been found that makes all the parties feel comfortable.

this is the right direction to work, not wide spread rants...

jdd

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