[linux-elitists] Ethicc v. Pragmatics (was: Why haven't you switched to MacOS X yet?)

Nick Moffitt nick@zork.net
Wed Jan 15 14:06:40 PST 2003

begin  Greg KH  quotation:
> Also no royalties on every unit shipped is a very big motivation.
> Embedded companies usually regard initial software development as
> "free" because over the long run of a product, it's just noise.
> It's the "per unit cost" that is the driving factor of everything.
> Well that, and time to market.  Linux helps out in both.

	But this would also be the case with something like eCos or
whatever.  Joakim was asking a technical question rather than a
strategic one.  What makes the Linux kernel so much more desirable
than the *other free kernels* out there?  

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