Geico Caveman <spam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Mark Kent wrote:
>>> Excuse me ???
>>> "Kernel level" ?
>>> Doesn't this fellow know that all Linux distros use roughly the same
>>> kernel, with a few patches here and there (for shipped kernels), and that
>>> Ubuntu is merely a polished and frozen snapshot of Debian ?
>>> Advocacy is fine, but I am afraid when an advocate makes blunders like
>>> that, it renders the rest somewhat worthless to read.
>> Err, the current Ubuntu kernel has come a terribly long way since the
> Ubuntu does not have a kernel.
Excuse me sir, but it does!
> Ubuntu uses a kernel created by the Linux kernel project with many of the
> patches provided by the Debian project.
You can apply /precisely/ the same argument to 99.9% of Ubuntu packages,
which are really debian ones.
If it happens to be exactly the same kernel as used in Debian, it
matters not - if you check your GPL, you'll find that the responsible
party is Ubuntu. Ubuntu are required to provide the source for the
kernel /they distributed/.
>> debian kernel of 10 years ago. The statement is correct. Obviously,
>> there wasn't an ubuntu kernel 10 years ago, but to my reading, the
>> writer knows exactly what he's saying.
> There never has been a Ubuntu kernel. Not 10 years ago, not 10 minutes ago.
Of course there is - read your GPL.
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