[linux-elitists] Linux Kernel Developers... HOW COULD YOU!?

Jason Spence jspence at lightconsulting.com
Tue Jul 21 10:05:04 PDT 2009


On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 01:02:12PM -0400, Greg Folkert wrote: 
> On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 09:47 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 08:27:26AM -0400, Greg Folkert wrote:
> > > How could you ALLOW Microsoft to contribute to the Linux Kernel!?
> > 
> > It was only a matter of time.  We've allowed all other companies to
> > contribute, what's one more minor one?  :)
> 
> Yeah, yeah... I knew then answer. You knew I knew the answer, being a
> rhetorical question.
> 
> > > So Greg, (or anyone else able to answer) what is the real take, from
> > > someone closer to the point, on this?
> > 
> > Um, what specifically are you concerned about?  They released the code
> > under the GPLv2, and met all of the requirements that we ask any
> > contributor to make, as described in the file,
> > Documentation/SubmittingPatches in the kernel tree.
> > 
> > So what exactly is the big deal?
> 
> So they REALLY DID release it under TEH EVUL GPLv2. And followed all the
> reqs put on everyone else. I'm just skeptical of them and the previous
> incarnations of "playing nice" they've had in the last decade or more.
> 
> The big deal is the "EEE" they tend to do... with the emphasis of the
> last "E" being my biggest worry.
> 
> If you are satisfied Greg, I'll take it under advisement. One last
> question, any standing on Luis' e-mail holding any water? 

The funny thing is that this is much more open than how vmware ships
their drivers, which makes me want to start considering hyper-v
seriously.  


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