contras (and a bit of philosophy)
Posted Feb 1, 2007 13:36 UTC (Thu) by gvy
In reply to: LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
Parent article: LCA: Andrew Tanenbaum on creating reliable systems
With this license and sort of leadership, I guess it will be as irrelevant in ten years as it is now.
BSDL has proven to facilitate intra-projects which rather are in their own loop and not easily doing I/O in terms of development, and a stance like "if you were my student" doesn't help to create real following.
I guess it's sort of "QNX going opensource" might change things, but not for the mass market (where we see de-appliancization of mobile phones, which can hang or crash these days -- and drain battery in a day).
Maybe it's continuation of "CIO's problem with Linux", namely "nobody to blame". If we use flakey software like Windows (as Tannenbum does), we have lots of code by others to blame; if it's inherently reliable (and running on proper hardware, as one can see it's yet another problem) then it's clearly us to blame, and we don't like that very much deep inside.
One might start with actually enjoying the day job, particularly its high-quality, useful results which should not require arcane marketing to put down someone else's throat; and not resorting to the entertainment industry out of frustration... to sort of feel the scale of the problem.
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