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Posted Jun 22, 2007 2:40 UTC (Fri) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
In reply to: Quality filter by xoddam
Parent article: More quotes of the week - scenes from a flame war

It's interesting to take some of the names in the thread and play with pairs of Google searches of the form:

site:lkml.org "firstname lastname"
site:lkml.org "firstname lastname" gplv3

taking the ratio of the latter to the former.

Some example ratios:

"Jeff Garzik": 0.041
"Linus Torvalds": 0.044
"Andrew Morton": 0.017
"Ingo Molnar": 0.020
"Greg Kroah-Hartman": 0.068
"Alan Cox": 0.042
"Al Viro": 0.069
"Alexandre Oliva": 0.806 (That's not a typo.)
"Michael Gerdau": 0.326 (Neither is that.)


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Posted Jun 26, 2007 19:54 UTC (Tue) by lxoliva (guest, #40702) [Link]

Wow, I'm truly amazed that only 20% of my postings to LKML are not in any way related with GPLv3. I've historically been a quiet bystander. Maybe if you extend the search to cover other licensing-related topics you'll get something closer to 100%. The few exceptions would be my occasional patches to firewire, raid and the FR-V port, when problems in them hit me hard enough for me to decide to do something about them. Fortunately I could not only modify the sources, but also use the resulting binary in the computers at my disposal. Yay! :-)

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Posted Jun 26, 2007 22:23 UTC (Tue) by viro (subscriber, #7872) [Link]

> Fortunately I could not only modify the sources, but also use the
> resulting binary in the computers at my disposal. Yay! :-)
... Unfortunately, nobody could reproduce that binary with shipped
gcc, simply because FRV gcc support of constraints used in the
include/asm-frv/pgtable.h had been kept in hell-knows-which branch
in hell-knows-what repository for a long, long time...

Ironic, innit?

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Posted Jun 26, 2007 22:33 UTC (Tue) by lxoliva (guest, #40702) [Link]

What constraints are these? I'm not aware of any FR-V constraints I've added myself that haven't been contributed. Maybe someone else added them and forgot to submit them upstream such that I could approve them? Is that somehow my fault?

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Posted Jun 26, 2007 23:36 UTC (Tue) by viro (subscriber, #7872) [Link]

That would be "U". Compare the date when its use appeared in
the mainline kernel and the date when support went into released
gcc. I doubt that it had been your fault; just that mentioning
frv in that context was... unfortunate. Seriously, frv situation
had been extremely annoying for about a year, e.g. for cross-builds.


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