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Kernel bugs: out of control?

Kernel bugs: out of control?

Posted May 11, 2006 16:22 UTC (Thu) by smoogen (subscriber, #97)
In reply to: Kernel bugs: out of control? by malor
Parent article: Kernel bugs: out of control?

Well, I have an idea.. buy yourself a kernel developer to do this work for you. The tenor and tone of your posts seem to be expecting them to do this work for free for you.


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Kernel bugs: out of control?

Posted May 11, 2006 18:55 UTC (Thu) by richardr (guest, #14799) [Link]

Well, curiously enough, that is pretty much what I do expect. I'm an end user when it comes to linux
kernels, and what I want to hear is that "it just works". However, I have happily spent money on
distributions I could download for free in the expectation that the money would go to developers to
improve performance and *squash bugs*, and to that extent I have bought (a very small part of) a
kernel developer.

Kernel bugs: out of control?

Posted May 11, 2006 23:13 UTC (Thu) by malor (guest, #2973) [Link]

As the other poster said... I have put a great deal of money (thousands of dollars) into Linux and ancillary products over the years. Far, far more than I've spent on Microsoft products. Part of that money has gone to pay kernel devs at places like Red Hat, and likely has indirectly resulted in the creation of Linux-related jobs. Some of that money goes to LWN.

What I'm asking for here benefits all of us... you, me, AND the kernel devs. Stability and security are what got Linux to this point, to where Linux experience is a good thing to have on a resume, to where you can get good jobs knowing only Linux.

That will not remain true if the fundamental strengths of Linux are lost in a chase for 'development speed', which benefits primarily the developers, and not so much the Rest of World.


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