Re: 64-bit transition deadline (Re: Etch in the hands of the Stable Release Managers)
On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 10:17:15PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Helping closed source software developers is not an itch I feel
> like scratching. But if other people want to spend time making things
> easy for closed software, I am of course not going to stand in their
> way, no matter what my opinions on such activities are.
We're _not_ helping them by any means. We're _not_ promoting non-free software
We're just being realistic in that in the next 2 years they  can benefit
_us_ by driving their existing userbase into our platform.
 and yes, "they" doesn't necessarily mean non-free. It can be GPLed
vendors too, and it's in fact very likely since these happens to be the
same that also target i386-linux-gnu (think of Id software now).
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