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Still no Canonical?
Posted Nov 25, 2009 22:00 UTC (Wed) by hppnq (guest, #14462)
memset(request, sizeof(struct storvsc_request_extension),
Industrial-strength hilarious code is exactly what this kernel lacked all these years.
Posted Nov 25, 2009 22:03 UTC (Wed) by gregkh (subscriber, #8)
Posted Nov 25, 2009 22:05 UTC (Wed) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Nov 25, 2009 22:03 UTC (Wed) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Nov 25, 2009 22:08 UTC (Wed) by gregkh (subscriber, #8)
But all of the scripts that we use to generate this information are published, if anyone else wants to do it, feel free to do so.
Still no class?
Posted Nov 26, 2009 2:12 UTC (Thu) by kragil (subscriber, #34373)
So MS dropped a big pile of code to improve Linux as a guest on their platform.
Canonical just fixed a few real problem linux users had.
I'll prefer Canonicals contribution to MS' any day.
Only when Linux has reached world domination we can really tell who contributed most to its success.
I wouldn't bet on Novell to win that prize though.
Posted Nov 26, 2009 5:12 UTC (Thu) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
I went and looked up the linked article, an official blog by Novell's Chief Marketing Officer:
Of course this announcement is about much more than 20,000 lines of code Microsoft is
committing (which by the way once accepted into the Linux tree will far surpass those
contributed by Canonical).
Wow, yes, that really does seem petty.
Microsoft's contribution is just a driver for improving the speed of linux guests hosted on their
proprietary virtualization platform. I'm
sure it's nice for Windows users, but it doesn't matter whether that's 20 kLOC or 2 LOC: it's still
an isolated driver for virtualization on top of proprietary OS. And I have no doubt that it helps
further Windows sales and deployment way more than it helps further Linux deployment...
I'm certain that if Canonical has contributed even one line of code to Linux, it will
have been a more valuable contribution, to me, than the 20kLOC that Microsoft contributed.
(...which they only did under duress, I'm led to believe).
That said, it would of course be wonderful for Canonical to do more kernel
Drop staging from the statistics?
Posted Nov 26, 2009 9:17 UTC (Thu) by w_sang (subscriber, #52415)
Posted Dec 9, 2009 14:18 UTC (Wed) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
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