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SubjectRe: Why is Nvidia given GPL'd code to use in closed source drivers?
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Tomas Szepe <szepe@pinerecords.com> writes:

>Even if I overlook that you're effectively comparing the incomparable,
>Microsoft making 370 times more than RedHat says _nothing_ about their
>actual achievement in terms of software development. Should you insist

You might simply open your eyes and look around you before you utter
such ridicioulous statements.

% cd /home/mirror/RFC
% for i in rfc*.txt; do head -20 $i | grep -iq microsoft; if [ "x$?" = "x0" ]; then echo $i; fi; done | wc -l
102 102 1224 /tmp/rfc-log
% for i in rfc*.txt; do head -20 $i | grep -iq 'red hat'; if [ "x$?" = "x0" ]; then echo $i; fi; done | wc -l
% for i in rfc*.txt; do head -20 $i | grep -iq 'redhat'; if [ "x$?" = "x0" ]; then echo $i; fi; done | wc -l


So in terms of "RFC contributions" which are the established and
accepted base on which to build the internet and "open software", the
score is

Microsoft Corporation vs. Red Hat Inc.
102 : 0

Some examples:

rfc1877: PPP Internet Protocol Control Protocol Extensions for Name Server Addresses
rfc2069/2617: An Extension to HTTP : Digest Access Authentication
rfc2193: IMAP4 Mailbox Referrals
rfc2237: Japanese Character Encoding for Internet Messages
rfc2338: Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
rfc2342: IMAP4 Namespace
rfc2445: Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification (iCalendar)
rfc2518/3253: HTTP Extensions for Distributed Authoring -- WEBDAV
rfc2565: Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Encoding and Transport
rfc2616: Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1 (Yup. Microsoft)
rfc2661: Layer Two Tunneling Protocol "L2TP"
rfc2782: A DNS RR for specifying the location of services (DNS SRV)
rfc2989: Criteria for Evaluating AAA Protocols for Network Access (Microsoft. Sun. Cisco. Nokia.)


Regards
Henning


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