That's why I love Linux...
Posted Dec 15, 2005 10:35 UTC (Thu) by Duncan
In reply to: That's why I love Linux...
Parent article: SMP alternatives
I'm certainly no MSWormOS fan, and I like your point, but in actuality,
from what I've read, MS is one of the better proprietaryware venders in
regard to multicore, at least. While the likes of Oracle continue to bill
per core, MS has been looking pretty flexible by comparison, saying it
will continue to license per CPU, even as the number of cores per CPU
begins to climb.
As to the USB driver, if it's useful for you, unless you are developing it
for as yet unreleased hardware, it's almost certainly going to be useful
to others as well. The GPL doesn't require publishing code for internal
work, but consider the benefits of either /not/ having to do that internal
maintenance, as it's done for you by the kernel crew, or submitting it for
kernel inclusion and becoming the maintainer yourself, thus gaining
visibility and favorable press throughout the Linux world, /plus/ having a
bit of the work still done for you, when someone changes out kernel code
you depend on from under you.
Of course, you likely have your reasons for not doing so, but come on, you
gotta admit such a posting to LWN is just /begging/ someone to ask why you
haven't yet made source available! <g>
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