Re: MOSIX and kernel mods.

Dan Hollis (
Sun, 28 Feb 1999 02:15:14 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 27 Feb 1999, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> Obviously. The point is that using the hypothetical Microsoft
> situation, Microsoft could devise a patch to the kernel which
> does what they need, creating the interfaces/API's they need,
> etc, and GPL it, releasing source. Then write a BINARY only
> module which calls their GPL'd API. With their market clout, it
> would be possible for this bastardized Linux version to rise in
> popularity, possibly overtaking our standard kernel.

1) It would have to be an *extremely* compelling binary module if it were
to truly *overtake the standard kernel*. Somehow, I dont see this

2) If it were *that* compelling, it would indicate a gaping hole that
Linux needed to fill.

3) You can bet the developers would be raising a stink about it all the
way :-)


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