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Posted Jul 22, 2010 21:13 UTC (Thu) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Posted Jul 31, 2010 17:25 UTC (Sat) by Duncan (guest, #6647)
Imagine if, say, Apple or ATI had made the same promise and kept it the same way. Apple could continue to keep its system as closed as it ever was, for a decade or more, until the commercial/practical relevance of the hardware it ran on was long since passed, and Radeon 9200 series hardware would still be the latest with available freedomware drivers...
That's why I remain a non-subscriber, despite the fact that I'd love the convenience of getting in on the original discussions, reply notification, etc, and was loath to drop it. But regardless of how other people run their lives or sites, I found myself increasingly considering myself a hypocrite for talking the talk without walking the walk myself, due to funding this non-freedomware, and however regretfully, found I had to stop. That's been several years ago, now, and while whole other freedomware debates have come and gone (see the Radeon driver situation for example, the xorg/xfree split, and the rise of the whole semi-free phone situation), and despite the years-old promise to open it up "just as soon as", LWN itself continues to operate on software as closed as it ever was. Would the community have accepted that from others? Yet it continues to do so from a very public flagship spokes-site for the Linux and FLOSS community itself.
Oh, well... There's little indication that's likely to change any time soon...
Posted Jul 31, 2010 17:37 UTC (Sat) by RCL (guest, #63264)
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