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Re: Linux at LSE

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____/ Kari Laine on Thursday 22 Sep 2011 17:07 : \____

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> On 09/22/11 18:40, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> ____/ Rex Ballard on Thursday 22 Sep 2011 13:23 : \____
>>> Linux gets very little "Headline" recognition.  Remember, Linus does not
>>> require that the Linux trademark or Tux logo be displayed anywhere, not on
>>> the product, not on the packaging, not on the promotional materials, not on
>>> the
>>> user interface.  The ONLY branding required is the requirement to tell the
>>> user where they can get source code to the GPL and LGPL code from Linux. 
>>> Even this can be done via the company's web site, so even the documentation
>>> may not show Linux anywhere.
>> LSE does not have this obligation, either. I think it's Novell's SLES in this
>> case (Attachmate). They like using their own logos and brands. SLES code is
>> hard to get hold of.
> I plan to subscribe to SLES for the reason that I could put SRPMs
> available and so that they would be current. Would this kind of service
> be any value? The cost of SLES is not that bad.

It's a Microsoft tax on Linux. Why feed the monopolist that sues Linux?

>>> Since Linux runs so well on the devices on which it is installed, mostly
>>> servers, "Appliances", and embedded devices, most people won't even need to
>>> go to get the source code.
>>> On the other hand, the availability of the code, as well as the binary
>>> drivers, has often helped developers turn simple devices like WiFi routers
>>> into full blown Linux servers and add features such as SAN or NAS Storage
>>> via a USB interface.
>>> In fact, many USB hard drives are now using embedded Linux rather than
>>> custom code, because it's now cheaper to use embedded Linux with an ARM
>>> chipset than to buy individual discreet components and paste them all
>>> together.

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