Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:21 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
Linux The BBC interviews Torvalds. I like this bit: "For me, Linux on the desktop is where I started, and Linux on the desktop is literally what I still use today primarily - although I obviously do have other Linux devices, including an Android phone - so I'd personally really love for it to take over in that market too. But I guess that in the meantime I can't really complain about the successes in other markets." Linux on the desktop is quite passe. Phones and servers is where it's at.
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RE[4]: Comment by sergio
by Alfman on Thu 14th Jun 2012 00:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by sergio"
Alfman
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You can never be sure though. Some manufacturers may close their drivers BECAUSE linux permits it and releasing open drivers could be seen as a competitive risk when other manufactures don't have to open their drivers either.

Hypothetically speaking, if open drivers were a requirement, more manufacturers might be inclined to help out with open drivers if they wanted more linux market share. You can argue the opposite, like saying linux is too small to make such demands, but it's all just handwaving...there's no way to know.

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