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____/ nessuno on Monday 14 Sep 2009 13:55 : \____
> On Sep 13, 6:49 pm, Jerry McBride <jmcbr...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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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.
>> >>> `----
>> > systems/news/index.cfm?RSS&newsid=16532
>> >> 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
>> >> behind.
>> >> 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
>> >> submission.
>> >> "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.
>> Sounds about right. It's amazing a company with so many lawyers can't get the
>> GPL right...
> And so many trolls.
They are called "technical evangelists" (TEs for short). In memos, BillG
calls it "Evangelization".
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