Meaningful vs. meaningless support from businesses
Posted Nov 14, 2010 19:30 UTC (Sun) by promotion-account
In reply to: Meaningful vs. meaningless support from businesses
Parent article: Red Hat Responds to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Request for Guidance on Bilski
And also remember that RedHat has engineers on most of the relevant FOSS layers. From the kernel, to the plumbing layer (NetworkManager, *kit packages, etc), to GCC, to X, to glibc, to GTK, to the foundational GNOME libraries (libxml2, etc), to the user-facing GNOME applications, to the RPM packagers themselves.
So they are not really 'taking away' anything. Our stack wouldn't be the way it is without RedHat.
And speaking of jobs, there are lots and lots of FOSS developers who are having projects that they love thanks to these developers original contributions. Where are they? They are allover the place in the usual silicon valley companies.
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