Try to talk some time with Drepper
Posted Apr 9, 2009 14:01 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: This is question of time.
Parent article: Android and Open Source (ABN)
He even put anti-FSF rants in release tarballs a couple of
times, even though the FSF held copyright on the code (because Drepper's
employer, which was also not in control of Drepper, had a blanket
And what does it prove? The fact that FSF has think skin? Sorry, but FSF
controlled what it wanted to control: licensing issues, mostly. Like it
does with GCC today. Drepper and RMS "were barely on speaking terms"
because RMS flat out refused to do some things Uli felt sensible: include
some code with questionable ancestry, give access to the GLibc development
to some people who refused to sign agreements with FSF, etc. On the other
hand technical direction of Glibc development were never FSF-dictated. Does
it constiture "tight control of glibc", or not? This is in the eyes of
beholder, but I can gurantee you that neither Sergey Brin nor Larry Page
control technical issues of Adroid development while they do certainly
worry about legal issues (where to get license for codecs, how to make it
possible to play video and not get sued, etc).
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