Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 24th Nov 2012 04:12 UTC
Linux Software for the Raspberry Pi is quickly moving forward. Beyond the several core Linux distros, another couple dozen systems are available, with NetBSD, FreeBSD, and Chromium imminently stepping into the mix. (Ubuntu will not join them as it requires ARMv7 and the Pi is ARMv6). Two dozen programming languages are available, including Python, Perl, Java, Ruby 1.9.2, BASIC, and more. Since the Pi is a full fledged ARM computer, it should run nearly any ARM app within its system requirements. See the RPi Wiki or Foundation website for more info.
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You might well be right! Thinking of it some more, that design, while it might feel exceedingly convoluted from an engineering point of view*, is quite a clever way to hijack the Linux kernel's policy ;)

Of course, that's also probably one reason so many people take such offence at it.

It really is a likely avenue for a slippery slope toward side-stepping the spirit of copyleft licenses.

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