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Namesys has a business interest in keeping the new features exclusive to its own filesystem.
Reiser4 and kernel inclusion
Posted Sep 22, 2005 19:30 UTC (Thu) by cventers (subscriber, #31465)
Posted Sep 22, 2005 22:25 UTC (Thu) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
That is the reason Namesys is so resistant to the fixes that the other kernel developers have proposed. Hans' bad attitude is just a secondary effect and has diverted attention from the real issues.
Bottom line: I am not familiar enough with Christoph Hellwig's reputation to comment. However, I do trust Andrew Morton and Alan Cox to remain level headed and act in the best long term interests of the project. I trust them not to get carried away by Namesys' extensive hype. Likewise, I trust them not to speak against the merging of a patch simply out of spite.
BTW, if people want to use reiser4 without having to mess with the external patch, I'm pretty sure that the latest SUSE versions include it. Which is the way it should be. The vendors are free to add whatever feature patches they want; their trees are short-term. The vanilla kernel is all about long-term maintainability. Linux's future depends on it.
Posted Sep 25, 2005 15:36 UTC (Sun) by IkeTo (subscriber, #2122)
Um... does the developers of the Internet (or actually, ARPANET) has any "business interest" in keeping the new features they design exclusive to the Internet? It seems to me that much of namesys funding comes from the same source as the initial development of the Internet (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)...
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