But what about commercial Hardware and Software Vendors
Posted Jun 21, 2007 9:54 UTC (Thu) by MalcYates
Parent article: Long-term support and backport risk
There is no view here of how any changes in the delivery of backports can affect the development and support of commercial applications that rely on stability of interfaces.
It is fine to discuss the ramifications for Linux development, but there is a whole eco system out there that use the kernal interfaces to deliver their solutions ( any virtualisation vendor for instance ...)
If Linux is to keep its advantages of stability etc, then this is a big consideration.
It is fine for us to rip and replace a kernel once a year, but that means all software and hardware certification would need to be revisited / retested / recertified, and that is not a cheap procedure for the vendors.
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