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Comment Re:Benefit to end users? (Score 1) 609

You won't care. Not a single mainstream user of the kernel will switch to this fork.

To tell you the true, I hope that some of them do. It could even be a good idea if Linus do some incentive to that.

It's time to really settle if nice communications, SJW style, matters more than coding competence.

Comment EXCELLENT (Score 0) 609

Finally someone has done something about the alleged toxic environment on the LKML.

Soon, when this project fails by lack of competence (no matter how nice the internal communications are handled) and after LKML had lose some developers for Matthew (due how internal communications are handled), some common ground will be reached.

There's nothing like the good, old, competition.

Comment Re:I used to do kernel dev.. (Score 4, Insightful) 886

The stories I hear leave me scratching my head. This isn't the Linus I knew back in the day. I guess all the fame and all of that must have gone to his head.

Or perhaps the job of dealing with people that you didn't hired and you can't fire is getting on his nerves.

Linus don't control strictly his workforce, he must deal with people hired by others - something as a matrix organizational structure. All he can do is to accept or reject the commits, and this is something merely reactive, not pro-active. And it's always expensive, if not in money, in effort and time.

Being stuck with a not so cooperative coworker that you don't control is enerving. I'm currently switching jobs for this exact reason: *ONE* coworker that I can't fire was cooperating less than I needed, but I still had full responsibility on the results.

I can't just imagine what it would be with thousands.

Comment Re:Remembering what Microsoft did (Score 1) 136

Remembering what Microsoft did to stop Lotus and WordPerfect from running on their platforms, it seems kind of fitting that they should be getting shafted by an Apple update now. :)

And, worst, the kind of update that SHOULD NOT had broken them.

Why *IN HELL* restricting system files would broek a Productivity Application?

Submission Microsoft started to shut down Nokia Foundation in Brazil-> 4

lskbr writes: After Nokia acquisition, Microsoft kept the Nokia Foundation ( open, until the announcement this week that new applications are now suspended. The Nokia Foundation was the largest social project of Nokia providing technical high school education in different areas like Informatics (CS), Electronics and Mechatronics among others. The institution is installed in an industrial zone in Manaus, Amazonas, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. After 30 years, the Nokia Foundation (created by Sharp, than maintained by Nokia and now Microsoft) successfully prepared thousands of students with high quality standards, some of them are now working for Microsoft itself, as well as other companies around the world. The suspension of new applications for 2016 was announced just a few months before the competition that new applicants are subject before enrollment. As a social project, this school accepts 70% of its new students from public schools. The Nokia Foundation work was very well placed on Brazilian technology competitions like the Brazilian Olympiads in Informatics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Robotics and the Brazilian National Course Examination (kind of SAT for high schools), being the best technical school in the North, Northeast and Middle-west regions of the country. This short notice lets the Nokia Foundation in a very bad position and no time to find a new maintainer. In a world that claims for more STEM education, why are they closing a technical high school in the Third World?
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Comment Re:Short summary (Score 1) 684

Here is a hint - you never get to experience more than one extinction events, and predicting the next one based on the previous ones, makes very little sense. And the dinosaurs probably did not have the ability to engineer such events, nor had individuals whose personal desire is that everyone in the world should meet their maker.

Everything is hypothetical - until it happens. And given the right amount of time, everything happens.

Comment Re:Not MS's first Linux (Score 1) 282

Not to mention they also had their own Unix OS in the 80s/90s called Xenix (though I think it was licensed from AT&T?) I remember my father's company (a small construction subcontractor) using it many moons ago.

That piece of sh*t was dumped into a company called Santa Cruz Operations and became SCO Unix. A friend of mine worked with this, he called it "The Microsoft Windows from the Unix World". He laugh tons when i told him he was not wrong after all.

This also appears to explain who funded SCO for 10 years on that UNIX IP fiasco.

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