On 10/13/2012 07:48 AM, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
[...] told the Linux community "no" versus "hell,
no", it wouldn't have made
much of a difference as to the Linux community rejecting a copyright
which would have caused us to turn away from our development community
many companies who are comfortable with the "stone soup" model of
Given that Apple's BSD based devices alone are responsible for 65% of
revenue  representing over $100 billion in annual hardware sales 
it seems that a significant portion of the "stone soup" developer community
is already relying upon permissively licensed kernels.
And yet Linux seems to be thriving. Even if some of the currently Linux
based "stone soup" developers were to depart due to an anti-lockdown provision
how bad could it be for Linux? Is there any reason to believe that
the party would stop?
If we take the integral under the curve over all time for Linux commits
and put the Tivo (and friends) commits in to a "stone soup" category
how big a percentage is that? How big a percentage is it likely to
to be in the future?