Re: Is it really necessary to force the world into GPL ?
> % I think my link for you is still
> % worthwhile to be
> % visited.
> It would be if Noah was reporting a
> problem, while I still think that he was just
> telling nonsense. It sound harsh but how
> can't it be? Clearly, what Noah said was
> wrong as it is fascinating that he were
> replying to a message that was
> proving him wrong. In other words, if he
> had read the message he was replying to, he
> would not have posted the message as it is.
Try to see it as a buggy bug report.
I made a mistake too with that headline
"Is it really necessary to force the world into GPL ?"
which reflected my mood but partially missed my
Tracey's editorial offers a nicely matching point
for this (See "&!*#*&... We've said a million times ...").
You were right with the facts about GPL-compatibility
simply because i was not aware that it is a well
defined term in the GNU philosophy meanwhile.
I was even stubborn enough not to realize that
segoave pointed me to the "modified BSD" item of
that list. I should have scrolled up to read the
Typical case of RTFM. Sigh.
So my currently best proposal for a reply to my
own poorly funded complaint would be :
"No fear. See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html"
That doesn't solve my general problems with GPL
and it doesn't solve your general problems with
people critizising about GPL. So the source of
our emotions is still well and alive.
But it would have kept li'l gna! out of our
psycho-computational problems. :))
reiser on large partitions is a great relief
I use reiser since 9 months on kernel 2.2.14 and got no reason to complain.
Mostly my /reiser has to store lots of medium sized files (100k) which
caused a terribly long fsck when on ext2. reiser solved that problem for me.
I cannot confirm the alleged storage economy for small files, though.
One of my applications generates files with only a few hundred bytes
of content. 20000 of them contain 5 MB (= 250 byte average) but du -sk
says they occupied 80 MB of disk space (= 4 Kbyte average).
Maybe i misconfigured (but what ?) or du and ReiserFs are badly coordinated
on my SuSE 6.4 ... shrug, it's not a big drawback for me.