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SubjectRe: Linux headed for disaster?
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koenig@tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de said:
> working on drivers for graphics cards for XFree86 a long time now I
> know pretty well that usually it's just a nice dream that anyone out
> there would take the free sources and fix even small bugs for hardware
> _many_ users have and suffer but which I don't have for testing and
> fixing.

That's partly because the development model of XFree86 is less open than
that of the Linux kernel.

Also, I don't know if I'm a representative sample, but it took me a lot longer
to find my way around the XFree86 source enough to be productive than it took
me to find my way around the kernel source.

I think that for these reasons, along with others, the Linux kernel gets more
feedback and patches from random users than X does.

(Please no flame war about the openness of XFree86 development - 'less open'
is all I said).



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