The trouble with firmware
Posted Jan 6, 2011 17:14 UTC (Thu) by nye
Parent article: The trouble with firmware
Being slow is not the only problem. What you're suggesting is what the
git documentation calls rewriting history , and it explains why doing
this would make it impossible to perform merges, including updating our
tree from Linus'.
The term "rewriting history" is a metaphor which expresses Torvalds'
views. In effect, it claims that "If Torvalds let someone put nonfree
software into a present or even past version of Linux, everyone who
wants to refer to a repository of Linux is obligated to refer to that
nonfree code." That is his views. We believe it is wrong to tell
anyone about this nonfree software, and we will not follow his views.
I'm usually pretty sympathetic to RMS's views, but in the words of Jim Raynor, this is bullshit
. This is a disgustingly cynical piece of doublespeak that would be sickening even from a career politician. He knows full well
that what he's saying is a lie.
It's like some demon took over RMS a couple of years ago hellbent on driving his reputation into the dirt.
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