Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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RE[9]: Comment by stabbyjones
by DeadFishMan on Sat 15th Sep 2012 15:01 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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Exactly. The OP is probably confusing the actual practice of opening source code with the time frame when the term FOSS was coined and ignoring that back in the 1970's when most of these RFC were being drafted a lot of source code was shared freely in academic environments.

Until the late seventies software was widely regarded as a means to sell hardware and as such nobody really cared about users fiddling with source code except of course technical-minded people that enjoyed developing new stuff on top of the existing code and share their enhancements.

Edited 2012-09-15 15:04 UTC

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