On Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:02:57 +0000
Joakim via Digitalmars-d-announce
<digitalmars-d-announce@puremagic.com> wrote:

> I'll tell you how.  First off, all the external OSS projects that 
> AOSP builds on, whether the linux kernel or gpsd or gcc, get much 
> more usage and patches because they're being commercially used.
can i see some statistics? i hear that argument ("it got more patches")
almost every time, but nobody can give any proofs. i can't see how x86
code generator got better due to android, for example. ah, didn't i
told you that i don't care about arm at all? somehow people telling me
about how android boosts something are sure that i do or should care
about that "something". so i feel that i can do the same and argue that
i don't care.

> Android has had their linux kernel patches merged back upstream 
> into the mainline linux kernel.
that patches are of no use for me. why should i be excited?

> Once companies saw Android taking off, they started a non-profit 
> called Linaro to develop the linux/ARM OSS stack, mostly for 
> Android but also for regular desktop distros, and share resources 
> with each other, employing several dozen paid developers who only 
> put out OSS work, which benefits everyone, ie both OSS projects 
> and commercial vendors:
you did understand what i want to say, did you? ;-)

> I keep making this point to you, that pure OSS 
> has never and will never do well, that it can only succeed in a 
> mixed fashion.
why should i care if "OSS will do well"? i don't even know what that
means. it is *already* well for me and suit my needs. making another
proprietary crap "do well" changes nothing. more than that, it makes
people forget about "F" is FOSS. so i'm not interested in "success of
OSS projects".

> > Linux, by the way, is not a real FOSS for me. not until it will 
> > adopt
> > GPLv3, which will never happen.
> What will never happen is the GPLv3 ever taking off.
yes, corporate bussiness will fight for it's right to do tivoisation
and to hide the code till the end. that's why i'm not trying hard to
help non-GPLv3 projects, only occasional patches here and there if a
given issue is annoying me.

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