Kuhn: Thoughts On GPL Compliance of Red Hat's Linux Distribution
Posted Mar 12, 2011 18:34 UTC (Sat) by xtifr
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People who work with kernel on daily basis and follow developments in mainline, can do this faster than some tool. :^)
I was under the impression that most such people ran their own kernels in any case. I was thinking more of independent developers who are trying to support their own code, but aren't generally afraid to trace a problem into the kernel when it seems necessary—I've found myself in that exact position a few times in my life. If your users are reporting different results on, say, Debian vs. Red Hat, you might want to do some quick-and-dirty triage, but with a monolithic patch set on one side, that becomes much, much harder.
Of course, the last time I had to face a similar circumstance, the kernel devs were mostly still using BK, and I didn't want to deal with that whole mess, so I was forced to debug the old-fashioned way, but now the kernel devs are using the same VC that I use for most of my own projects, so I'd be much more likely to be irritated and inconvenienced by RH's monolithic patch.)
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