[olug] Tiny computers
sharpestmarble at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 18:03:15 UTC 2010
Wait a minute. Let's not let facts get in the way of a good opinion. :)
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 23:03, T. J. Brumfield <enderandrew at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 9:26 PM, Luke-Jr <luke at dashjr.org> wrote:
>> But then it's no longer Linux, but a proprietary fork thereof and not much
>> better than NTKRNL.
> On the Linux kernel and trademark, the ultimate authority is Linus. He
> said specifically that the Nvidia driver can not be considered a
> derived work (which would be different from a fork to begin with)
> because it was a Windows driver first, and then ported over to Linux.
> You can keep insisting it some proprietary fork, but Linus says
> otherwise. That makes you definitively wrong.
> Linus also specifically allows tons and tons of proprietary firmware
> blobs to be included in the mainline kernel. So is the mainline kernel
> itself also not Linux?
> I suggest you write Linus and correct him. I'm sure he'll appreciate it.
>> Video cards run the same regardless of architecture on (real) Linux.
> So a GPU paired with an ARM, MIPS, PPC, x86, or x86_64 architecture
> will all behave the same?
> -- T. J. Brumfield
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