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Somebody is trying to kill all the kernel developers.

First we had two earthquakes - fine, this week God not only hates republicans, but apparently us kernel developers too. But we kernel developers laugh in the face of danger, and a 5.5 earthquake just makes us whimper and hide in the closet for a while.

But after we've stopped cowering in the closet, there's a knock on the door, and the conference organizers are handing out skate boards, with the innocent explanations of "We're in San Diego, after all".

If that's not a sign of somebody trying to kill us, I don't know what is.

Linus Torvalds

Regarding Linux, obviously Linus Torvalds isn't enforcing his own copyrights through [the Software Freedom] Conservancy, but I recently asked Linus at a party: "Are you mad at me for doing GPL enforcement for Linux?" Linus answered: "No. In fact, part of the reason I didn't require copyright assignment for Linux was because I want individuals to decide what they want to do with their copyrights." Many Linux copyright holders work with Conservancy on enforcement, following Linus' directive that they should make their own decisions about their copyrights.
Bradley Kuhn

The file feature-removal-schedule.txt is ignored by most people except for people that add to it. It's more of a global TODO list for developers than being anything useful by anyone.

Add a feature removal of removing the feature-removal-schedule.txt.

Steven Rostedt
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Posted Sep 4, 2012 1:40 UTC (Tue) by Baylink (guest, #755) [Link]

I continue firmly to believe, FWIW, that Linus' choice a) of the GPL and b) not to require assignment has changed the shape of the world we live in.

Yes, silly, for the better.


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