Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2006 20:44 UTC, submitted by jasper
Red Hat Red Hat has an NDA cooperation with Marvell for the wireless chips that they want to use for the One Laptop per Child-project. The idea of this is that both parties think Marvell will be more open in the future, but this is absolutely not the path they should walk, according to OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt. "I am getting really tired of 'open source' people who work against the open source community. Our little group can probably take credit for having 'opened up' more wireless devices than the rest of the community, and therefore we feel we have a better grasp of the damage OLPC has done here."
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RE: find it funny
by h3rman on Fri 6th Oct 2006 07:52 UTC in reply to "find it funny"
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>> Does anyone else find it funny that Theo pushes more for f/oss than Linus himself ?

"Linus himself" as in "Christ Himself"?
Linus and Theo are both "just" very gifted developers of open source software, Linus does not impersonate f/oss in any way, beyond the Linux kernel. Efforts of both are greatly appreciated, noone is indispensible, but Theo cares a lot more for the principles that benefit Linus too - which he maybe should realise a little more than he does. Part of the principle is simply, blobs should preferably stay out of the kernel at all times, and NDAs are so... nineteenth century.

Doesn't mean I don't think the GPL is better for open source than the BSD license, but that's a different issue.

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