why Linux users should care
Posted Nov 19, 2008 22:57 UTC (Wed) by fuhchee
In reply to: why Linux users should care
Parent article: MinGW and why Linux users should care
I did read it. The closest thing seems to be this tidbit:
Why should free software developers care about MinGW? Does it do anything for them?
Richard: There's been some opposition, along the lines of "why are we helping Windows?". [...]
But that's a redirection that is not responsive to the question. That really just argues that we need not care about whether this helps windows or not.
Dan: The libvirt project started off with a strong Linux focus due to our immediate needs for a management API for Xen in Fedora and later RHEL-5. Over time the community has contributed patches to improve our portability to non-Linux platforms, [...]
I read this as claiming that the code's portability is improved when, er, it is ported. OK, but again what does that do for linux users?
Or maybe I just missed a material argument somewhere else in the interview. Please help me by pointing it out.
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