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Comment Re:GP is an attempt to censor and bias (Score 1) 795 795

Anyone that dares to challenge the status quo is attacked and ostracized. If they have arguments that are really good, they are ignored and black listed from media. Society has gone through many phases just like this one previously, as a true Philosophy I study everything including History.

Can you give any examples of the bolded statement?

Comment Re:Security fix backports (Score 1) 190 190

Some Linux distributors, instead of providing a new kernel that may break old applications or devices, instead backport security fixes to an old kernel.

Why does Linus allow kernel updates that break applications and drivers?

Because he has decided that those updates improve the kernel somehow. That's his job: to improve the kernel.

If some applications get broken when the kernel is improved, it's the application developer's job to fix them.

This is as it should be. Any other model ties the hands of the kernel developers and then they can't do their job.

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson

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