On Tue, 2015-11-10 at 09:17 +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:
Basically the Raspberry Pi organisation has no urge to be a good
citizen in the open source community
I choked on my coffee when I read that this morning. I've spent the last 4 hours
biting my tongue. Sorry, I can't let that go.
I cannot believe you said that! At least put some context into that sentence. They have
"donated" considerable $$$$'s to various open source projects!
I see people joining Linaro, being welcomed with open arms (pun???) when they slap some
money down on the table, gaining open source "street cred" by doing so, but not
being particularly open source friendly. It's a stepping stone to appearing to be open
Fedora "officially" supporting, (out-of-the-box), SoC vendors who far from being
open source friendly, contribute very little to the open source community and are guilty
of GPL violations......
The fact is, that the Pi Foundation is a good citizen in the open source community. That
they don't have an "upstream kernel first" policy, doesn't make them a
bad citizen in the open source community. That is so unfair!
What's next? Are ARM Holdings PLC (or anyone who has purchased IP from them) to be
avoided at all costs because they refuse to open source a MALI driver? LOL.
Clive Messer <clive.m.messer(a)gmail.com>