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GNU was an interesting philosophy when it was started, but it's not as if it was the only open source ideology or that other open source movements wouldn't have taken hold.
I really don't think it would have.
I think without both GPL, and GNU (especially Readline and GCC), programmers would still be trading pirate copies of compilers from Borland, Microsoft, and Watcom the way people pirate Photoshop today.
MySQL is only GPL because Monty wanted to use Readline initially.
Objective C compilers were only GPL because RMS refused a request from Jobs to let NeXT make a proprietary fork.
To see what people were doing with "open source ideology", look at how well the BSD / MIT licenses served X11, in the pre-Linux era. Every vendor shipped horribly incompatible versions of things.
Look at how people treat OpenSSH. How many people accept money for shipping it, vs. how many people sending money upstream, or patches.
Yes, he sure as hell could use a spin doctor to phrase his statements in a more palatable way. But his position is key, and without it, we'd still be in the "bad old days".
They're expecting 16 under event name "Slashdot". Still standing by for the shirts to arrive, but the lady I exchanged emails with did confirm she got my shipping address.
Linus Torvalds - 3:19 PM - Public
Ok, since I publicly called the guy a f*cking moron, I guess I should also publicly follow up: it does seem Romney was joking.
I'm guessing that it was probably an electrical fault. A reactor cooling pump trip and secondary pumps could be powered from the same electrical buses since they are not considered safeguards equipment
Dude, you always won at SCRAM didn't you?
When I switched to KDE, it was a breath of fresh air.
ALL of the keyboard shortcuts in my apps Just Worked, and they worked
- Not put "beta" in front of the
- Effectively stop all forward progress on 3.x
1. smartctl -AH
Get an initial baseline report.
2. mke2fs -c -c
Perform a read/write test on the drive.
3. smartctl -AH
Get a final report to compare to the initial report.
"mke2fs -c -c" is running badblocks -s -w for you.
If you want more to stare at, you can also add -v , or specify your own test patterns with (multiple) -t options. ( -t 0xCAFEBABE -t 0xDEADBEEF or whatever)
Badblocks does fill a full disk with the pattern, then read it all back confirming no changes.
This does miss flaky devices that, for example are writing over other parts of themselves. (Fake USB flash drives that misreport their size have been known to do this.)
Not sure what a good test would be... first thing that comes to mind is:
- openssl enc -rc4 -nosalt -K 0 -iv 0 <
/dev/zero > /dev/sdXX
- openssl enc -d -rc4 -nosalt -K 0 -iv 0 <
/dev/sdXX | tr -d '\0' | wc -c (should return '0' w/o errors)
An Atari ST fan. Calling them an Amiga fan is just about the most egregious trolling you could do!
You forgot the 1 start bit and 1 stop bit. 240 chars per sec.
...will this article be enough to make CleverNickName log back on after 2.5 years?
...And it's a glorified rental that they can take back from you at any time.
Also, not that EGL, nothing to see here, move along weeaboo.
Go give the 2007 open letter "Thoughts on Music" a read.
I somehow doubt Jeff Bezos will publish a similar article.
DRM-free MP3 sales from Amazon only happened as a "fight back" against the "evil single source for music" that was iTunes at the time.
If we-the-public have got to rely on some similar benevolent dictator demanding DRM-free choices, is it gonna be Barnes and Noble's Leonard Riggio? I'm not holding my breath.