Still no class?
Posted Nov 26, 2009 5:12 UTC (Thu) by foom
In reply to: Still no class?
Parent article: Who wrote 2.6.32
> I think that is just petty tbh.
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
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