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  • GNU Hurd 0.8 & Mach 1.7 Released

    Phoronix: GNU Hurd 0.8 & Mach 1.7 Released

    There's a new release of GNU/Hurd available today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...d-0.8-Released

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    Good maybe then we can have GNU go merge with Hurd and use Linux with Busybox and stop this GNU/Linux iron-fisted nonsense.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ElectricPrism View Post
      Good maybe then we can have GNU go merge with Hurd and use Linux with Busybox and stop this GNU/Linux iron-fisted nonsense.
      You do know that you can use Linux with Busybox even now and stop complaining about it, right?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by phantomas View Post
        You do know that you can use Linux with Busybox even now and stop complaining about it, right?
        Are you complaining about my complaining about GNU peoples complaining about Linux? Welcome to the Internet stranger.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ElectricPrism View Post

          Are you complaining about my complaining about GNU peoples complaining about Linux? Welcome to the Internet stranger.
          Hahaha saying it this way sounds really funny. Nice note.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ElectricPrism View Post
            Are you complaining about my complaining about GNU peoples complaining about Linux? Welcome to the Internet stranger.
            No, technically he is pointing out a misunderstanding on your part.

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            • #7
              Does anyone even actually use GNU Turd for anything? AFAIK not even its developers actually use it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tajjada View Post
                Does anyone even actually use GNU Turd for anything? AFAIK not even its developers actually use it.
                1. reported 2. it is just a hobby project - good that you say can of yourself that you are working on such projects.

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                • #9
                  I wonder if phoronix ever will find readers contributing to a real message in their postings, not just random comments from knowing nothing. Submitting a serious reply requires more thinking and knowledge of course. YMMV

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nf24 View Post

                    1. reported 2. it is just a hobby project - good that you say can of yourself that you are working on such projects.
                    It's not a pet project. Hurd+Mach is a fallback plan. Since Linux can't be re-licensed, changes to copyright laws, export laws or new trade agreements could expose it to closed sourcing or even render it illegal to use under US soil. One such eventuality could be as simple as requiring all licenses to be submitted in both English and Spanish. Or maybe, a requirement for a disclaimer clause regarding encryption export or regulatory safety standards. Other engineering fields have seen similar law changes across the world which rendered old licenses obsolete and required re-licensing.

                    Similarly, BSD is equally exposed to law changes.

                    So, as far as GNU are concerned, if Linux and BSD break, they'll have something to fallback on since they can re-license Hurd+Mach. It's hasn't been a huge concern so it wasn't really prioritized in over 20 years... But recently IP and Encryption laws have seen some proposed legal changes both locally and in trade agreements so there's some renewed interest. Though admittedly, it's still not really prioritized or anything.

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