Re: Suggested press release in reaction to RHAT dropping sparc and alpha
On Thu, 2 Jan 2003 16:34, tomas pospisek wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, Russell Coker wrote:
> > > If a company is happy with that option they could pay the same
> > > cheap programmer to work from the redhat base.
> > True. However the work of that cheap programmer would never be part of a
> > Red Hat release.
> Erm - why not? There are many EE people working on FreeSW (f.ex. ReiserFS)
> that is part of RH...
ReiserFS is only in RH because it's in the standard kernel source tree.
If you port RH to a different type of CPU then they aren't going to accept
that into their list of supported platforms just because you do it.
If things were otherwise then I doubt that they would even be able to drop
support for SPARC.
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