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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Sunday 13 Sep 2009 15:04 : \____
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
> this bit o' wisdom:
>> Linux developer tells Microsoft to get back to work
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>>| "Unfortunately the Microsoft developers seem to have disappeared, and no
>>| one is answering my emails. If they do not show back up to claim this
>>| driver soon, it will be removed in the 2.6.33 [kernel] release. So sad...,"
>>| he wrote.
> After a kick in the pants from the leader of the Linux driver project,
> Microsoft has resumed work on its historic driver code submission to
> the Linux kernel and avoided having the code pulled from the open
> source operating system.
> . . .
> Kroah-Hartman said calling out specific projects on the mailing list is a
> technique he uses all the time to jump start those that are falling
> In all, Kroah-Hartman specifically mentioned 25 driver projects that were
> not being actively developed and faced being dropped from the main kernel
> release 2.6.33, which is due in March. He said the driver project was not
> a "dumping ground for dead code."
> . . .
> On top of chiding Microsoft for not keeping up with code development,
> Kroah-Hartman took the company to task for the state of its original code
> "Over 200 patches make up the massive cleanup effort needed to just get
> this code into a semi-sane kernel coding style (someone owes me a big
> bottle of rum for that work!)," he wrote.
> . . .
> Kroah-Hartman says he has seen this all before and seemed to chalk it up
> to the ebbs and flows of the development process.
My personal interpretation is that Microsoft messed up by violating the GPL, so the appeal
of this SLES-only patch was gone... and so were Microsoft develop~1 develop~1 develop~1.
~~ Best of wishes
Q. why do you get when you cross an elephant and a grape?
A. sin(theta) Note: assumes elephant==grape==1
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