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Comment: It's simple - Google has paused, so they have too (Score 1) 308

It's simple - Google has paused, or at least scaled back their gigabit roll-out, so when combined with the uncertainty of net neutrality (and the new ip broadband regulations) they have too. Why build out what their competitors can use, if the biggest threat isn't building out?

Comment: Microsoft is kinda like the Chinese Government... (Score 1) 162

by drevange (#48375851) Attached to: Linux Foundation Comments On Microsoft's Increasing Love of Linux
Funny enough - you can think of Microsoft kinda like the Chinese (authoritarian, not really ever communist) government and their dance to embrace capitalism... Taking baby steps into the future as they evolve: embracing where it makes sense and still controlling where it makes sense. Their efforts around the .Net development community and projects, asp.net, mvc and the like have been really positive. The .net open source ecosystem is vibrant and thriving.

Comment: Re:Progress (Score 1) 162

by drevange (#48375847) Attached to: Linux Foundation Comments On Microsoft's Increasing Love of Linux
Funny enough - you can think of Microsoft kinda like the Chinese (authoritarian, not really ever communist) government and their dance to embrace capitalism... Taking baby steps into the future as they evolve: embracing where it makes sense and still controlling where it makes sense. Their efforts around the .Net development community and projects, asp.net, mvc and the like have been really positive. The .net open source ecosystem is vibrant and thriving.

Comment: Re:Having BEEN in the BSA... (Score 1) 289

by drevange (#44951943) Attached to: Boy Scouts Bully Hacker Scouts Into Submission
There are many different troops, etc. sponsored by many different organizations. The ideals are very good, there are always people who are exceptions to the rule. At the Cub Scout level it is more family oriented, boys and their siblings (male or female) go camping, etc. and women leaders are OK. At the Boy Scout level it is strictly for boys. At the Venture & Explorer Scout level it opens up to boys and girls.

Comment: Re:Unfortunately I have to side with the Scouts (Score 2) 289

by drevange (#44951881) Attached to: Boy Scouts Bully Hacker Scouts Into Submission
Agree, I also though it maybe was a related group. The need to defend is there. They also were not bullying - it was a response during the normal trademark application process. I like both Boy Scouts and the "maker" community and agree there would be a high level of interest. Unfortunately the Maker Scouts was a pretty blatant infringement, even in how they were structuring things.

Comment: Re:It's due to the trademark law (Score 0) 289

by drevange (#44951875) Attached to: Boy Scouts Bully Hacker Scouts Into Submission
True - the need to defend is there. They also were not bullying - it was a response during the normal trademark application process. I like both Boy Scouts and the "maker" community and agree there would be a high level of interest. Unfortunately the Maker Scouts was a pretty blatant infringement, even in how they were structuring things.

Comment: As I've said before Android is "Open Sauce" (Score 1) 362

by drevange (#37785774) Attached to: Android Source Code Gone For Good?
Android is not "Open Source", should not even pretend to be, and people should not think of it that way. It is "Open Sauce". You can take it, put your favorite flavor on it, massage it as you will, but you cannot "add" or rather "contribute" anything to Android.

There is a total NIH (not invented here) attitude by the Android team and nothing from the outside will realistically be included. It does not operate like any other real Open Source community.

Google has their controllers and determiners, and only they get to do any of the actual determination.

So once again, it is "Open Sauce"

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