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Avoiding the OS abstraction trap

Avoiding the OS abstraction trap

Posted Aug 18, 2011 18:44 UTC (Thu) by rgmoore (✭ supporter ✭, #75)
In reply to: Avoiding the OS abstraction trap by Np237
Parent article: Avoiding the OS abstraction trap

What you are describing is not the solution, it is the problem.
I'm pretty sure the kernel maintainers would disagree violently; they would say the problem is the existence of out of tree drivers. They have said on numerous occasions that they are happy to write their own drivers for any hardware manufacturer that is willing to provide the documentation necessary to write it. If you want them to share their kernel code but don't want to return the favor by sharing your driver code, you have no standing to turn around and demand they change their development process to make your life easier.


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