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  • What Would Be Disastrous For Linux, Open-Source

    Phoronix: What Would Be Disastrous For Linux, Open-Source

    Rather than doing any April Fools' Jokes around here (the GNOME project is claiming GNOME 3.0 has been delayed to September), yesterday and today we're looking at a few different headlines that would cause great impact for Linux. Yesterday was looking at what announcements would greatly benefit Linux along with the community's response, but today we're looking at what would cause great harm and be disastrous to Linux and open-source software...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTI3OQ

  • #2
    Stop it!

    Hey, stop giving Monopoly hints! They are getting rather creative lately (see antitrust lawsuit against Google in EU)...

    (there was sarcasm somewhere)

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    • #3
      The US government begins taxing open-source software. It's actually not as crazy as it sounds and could actually happen.
      You'd be surprised, but the Open Source world is a little larger than one Country

      Now, here is one disastrous scenario: MS keeps buying folks from our camp, like they did with Miguel de Icaza. They do have the cash, after all.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mendieta View Post
        Now, here is one disastrous scenario: MS keeps buying folks from our camp, like they did with Miguel de Icaza. They do have the cash, after all.
        Miguel never had to be bought. He's always wanted to be a Microsoftie, and probably still does.

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        • #5
          people HAVE to make a descent living and you have to be in a position where you can't in order to understand/justify other peoples "weird" choices.



          [off topic]
          on other news (that will probably make Michael sad):

          AUgustiner Brewery filed for bankruptcy 2 days ago and ceases production.

          source:http://www.spiegel.de/ (near the bottom)

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          • #6
            Linux Being Property

            1.Linux would be striped from GPL and will be releasing with a property licence

            2. Linus is dead(though it should not impact a lot and would be happened sometimes but kernel developing will surely hammpered)

            3. Canoncial goes to commercialized their distribution and ubuntu is not free anymore(at least desktop linux will get a big shock)

            4.ATI/NVIDIA stop releasing driver for linux; nor open-source nor binary-blob(this single thing will cause to halfing the overall linux share)

            5. Phoronix is stoped(I will loose my daily linux news and benchmarks source)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
              [off topic]
              on other news (that will probably make Michael sad):

              AUgustiner Brewery filed for bankruptcy 2 days ago and ceases production.

              source:http://www.spiegel.de/ (near the bottom)
              Your April Fools' prank, right? I read Der Spiegel everyday and don't recall seeing such... But I nearly choked on my coffee right now when reading this....
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michael View Post
                Your April Fools' prank, right? I read Der Spiegel everyday and don't recall seeing such... But I nearly choked on my coffee right now when reading this....

                it was more than obvious i think

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                • #9
                  Aren't you fogetting...

                  Killer Penguins From Outer Space?!?!?!?!

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                  • #10
                    Patent trolls would only kill Canonical, RedHat and other commercial stuff. Linux itself would not even notice that...the only thing that would happen is, that most distributions change their server location to another country.

                    the worst thing that could possible happen? Linus Torvald dies. I don't know what would happen after his death. Guess we would all go back to minix

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                    • #11
                      More terrifying: The FSF are considered as terrorists and the CIA is planning to assassinate Richard M. Stallman because he's a threat to democracy.

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                      • #12
                        It will happen ...

                        Look at how the "Computer" as we know it today is going to die. The next computer generation won't allow to install custom OS at all. So it is actually the hardware vendors that will kill the Free Software experience.

                        Apple's iPad is only the first, others will certainly follow.

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                        • #13
                          What would be disastrouse for Linux

                          Gnome developers arrogantly removing the option to shut down your computer resulting in wasted natural resources.
                          Gnome Developers pulling a Microsoft and rearranging all the icons and removing com-inly used buttons and menu's.
                          Resulting in many older users returning to Windows.

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                          • #14
                            [QUOTE=cliff;190490]
                            Gnome developers arrogantly removing the option to shut down your computer resulting in wasted natural resources.
                            Gnome Developers pulling a Microsoft and rearranging all the icons and removing com-inly used buttons and menu's.
                            [QUOTE]

                            This thread was supposed to be hypothetical.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Carina View Post
                              Look at how the "Computer" as we know it today is going to die. The next computer generation won't allow to install custom OS at all. So it is actually the hardware vendors that will kill the Free Software experience.

                              Apple's iPad is only the first, others will certainly follow.
                              You're very right about that! It's just a matter of time before the relatively open PC platform, where you can install your own OS, will become completely illegal and/or outmoded by "appliance" devices -- you're already starting to see this with tablets and netbooks. Then the big companies will all "adopt" Linux, but release OSes that are based on Linux but with huge amounts of proprietary software on top.

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