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The mere mention of Schlesinger's name in this kind of article prompts a lot of replies such as the parent post.
If anyone is interested in knowing why, this timeline of events can be a good read.
I constantly lurk at the nvnews forums and download the official nvidia installers. From previous experiences I can say the following:
1) The installer not working with a new kernel version is a rare event. When it does happen, it's usually an indication that the kernel had major changes. It's not like changing two lines related to the audio stack will break the nvidia installers
2) nVidia is usually very explicit and clear about which kernel versions the driver will work with.
3) They are also usually very fast in releasing a new version. Usually only people who like to use the gushing-rivers-of-blood-edge kernel are affected.
Alan is someone that should be thanked, but as far as I could tell from the list he just left TTY, not kernel development itself.
Remember TPB had a link right off the home page of correspondence?
"Had"? It's still right there, under the link "legal threats".
Yes, Ray is claiming that all those people did it wrong and I have no idea if he's right. But he is giving a list of arguments to support his point.
So if you want to claim that he is wrong, you should show that those arguments are wrong.
So far, all you are saying is "a lot of judges and lawyers agreed on this, therefore the decision is correct", like there's never been a wrong judgement in the history of mankind.
that high percentage of Linux users who never had to compile anything.