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Posted May 5, 2009 13:59 UTC (Tue) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
In reply to: No Software Patent by patrick_g
Parent article: Long discussions about long names

> Why the kernel should be modified for a problem in one country ?

Because this specific country rules the whole world, especially the whole computing world. At least for now.


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Posted May 5, 2009 14:26 UTC (Tue) by patrick_g (subscriber, #44470) [Link]

> Because this specific country rules the whole world, especially the whole computing world.

I've googled for "map kernel linux world" and the result is here : http://labor-liber.org/images/developers.map.jpeg
According to this map (Ok this is Debian devs and not kernel hackers) it's difficult to conclude that US rules the whole computing world.

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Posted May 5, 2009 14:34 UTC (Tue) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

Well..

A) Most countries are not the USA, but most developed countries have patent treaties with the USA. Most companies producing software and hardware have USA as a big hunk of their target market.

B) The discussion coming from IBM and friends is adding a kernel option to disable long file name write support. Nobody is talking about eliminating it completely or by default.


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