[nSLUG] kernel setup stack overlaps lilo

Paul Boudreau pbx at eastlink.ca
Fri Mar 12 14:57:39 AST 2004


Jeff Warnica wrote:

>What formerly open source packages have been closed?
>
>SuSE gets criticized for having a closed installer.. You can get the
>source, change it. You just cant redistribute it.
>
>IBM purchased, and then donated as OSS, Eclipse. 
>
>Redhat has Fedora, which is arguably more open then their previous
>standard distribution. The process is far more visible, if not open for
>outside input, which it is. You can get the sources to the enterprise
>editions, and there are HOWTOs for building the complete OS from those
>RPMs.
>
>I think that RH may have closed source projects, but they are ones they
>got through the acquisition of other companies (I'm thinking CCVS,
>stronghold..).. Some the have opened, some they have dropped completely,
>and some they maintain as closed projects.
>
>>From what I can gather, Alan is on sabbatical from RH working on a MBA.
>I would consider that more selling out then working for RH :) But my
>point is still valid.
>
>On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 13:58, Paul Boudreau wrote:
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>>Just wanted to make the point that anyone can download
>>Slackware and source code for free. That can't be said of
>>some others. (And Alan Cox doesn't work for Red Hat now.)
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First, try downloading a SuSE iso. They are without a doubt
the least open source of the distros.
Secondly, if there is no difference between Red Hat and
Fedora, why did they come up with it?
I wonder myself what the hell Alan Cox is going to do with
an MBA. He only seems to write in Welsh these days too.
Believe he uses Debian now. These are strange times we
live in.



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