Re: RH and GNOME
> > The GPL doesn't matter a whit in these cases. The GPL doesn't prohibit
> > someone from starting a deplorable trend that is utterly not in
> > complience with 'standards'. The GPL doesn't prohibit RedHat from putting
> > Enlightenment in
> > /lib/modules/graphics/2.1.109/Enlightenment/e.binary/enlightenment -- No
> > matter how deplorable that is. And if RedHat does it and starts a trend,
> > the developers who use RedHat will follow that trend... And break
> > compatibility on other systems.
> If Redhat started a trend THAT bad, they'd be laughed out of the industry.
Agh. People, -listen-. I'm trying to give an example here of something
that won't happen, but -if it did-...
> > For example, there are lots of programs that want to install themselves in
> > /opt. RedHat has /opt. I hate /opt and no system I ever admin will have
> > /opt unless it's Solaris.
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Jul 22 12:39 opt -> /usr/local//
> Zimple! My preference is to leave anything people would put into /opt into
> /usr/local, the place the FSSTND says to put such things. When we move to
> FHS, I will use that after I have repartitioned. Then, not now.
Simple, perhaps, but that would STILL make it so that I had an /opt! Even
if it is a symlink, I do -not- want /opt.
> > Say that RedHat takes it into their skull to write a proprietory libc /
> > dynamic loader (ld). Programmers run RedHat. They program with the new
> > libc. Bam, an industry standard, like Microsoft word.
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