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From: "Mike A. Harris" <mharris@opensourceadvocate.org>
To: Dan Streetman <ddstreet@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: ps2 keyboard filter hook
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 00:50:24 -0400 (EDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0106160046250.1558-100000@asdf.capslock.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10106151630400.27370-100000@ddstreet.raleigh.ibm.com>

On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Dan Streetman wrote:

>Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 17:03:38 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Dan Streetman <ddstreet@us.ibm.com>
>To: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com>
>Cc: Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
>Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
>Subject: Re: ps2 keyboard filter hook
>
>
>>Didn't we just conclude a discussion here on linux-kernel, which said
>>that patches which simply add hooks allowing proprietary extensions are
>>not accepted into the kernel?
>
>Yes (I assume you mean the whole 'sockreg' register/unregister thread(s)...;-)
>
>I never intended to get that patch in.  In fact I would be shocked (and a bit
>horrified) if it was accepted.
>
>But management doesn't listen to me when I say it will never get accepted so I
>had to make a token effort of submitting it to prove it won't get accepted.
>
>And I did try hard to convince them to release the actual driver but it didn't
>work.

I find it very odd indeed with IBM's big voice of open source
praise, yada yada, and what Lou has said in the past, that there
would be any question at all of wether it would be open source or
not.  Isn't big blue behind open source?  Or is it just for
publicity?  Makes me wonder now...

Must be some real good rocket science in that interface that
theres no way on earth someone else could come up with it for it
to be important IP to protect.  Makes me wonder what's hiding
behind it...


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  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-16  4:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <OF08385BE5.529A6C1C-ON85256A6C.0070A351@raleigh.ibm.com>
2001-06-15 21:03 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-16  4:50   ` Mike A. Harris [this message]
2001-06-28 15:40 Dan Streetman
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2001-06-18 16:42 Dan Streetman
2001-06-16 16:00 Andries.Brouwer
2001-06-16 12:53 Andries.Brouwer
2001-06-16 13:38 ` Christoph Hellwig
     [not found] <OF7CA123EC.2D473DAE-ON85256A6C.00782D85@raleigh.ibm.com>
2001-06-15 22:14 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-15 22:21   ` Vojtech Pavlik
     [not found] <OF6CD0EC09.7E779796-ON85256A6C.007426B5@raleigh.ibm.com>
2001-06-15 21:30 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-15 21:44   ` Vojtech Pavlik
2001-06-15 20:03 ddstreet
2001-06-15 20:24 ` Jeff Garzik
2001-06-15 20:35 ` Alan Cox
2001-06-16 14:13 ` Michael Rothwell

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