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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Withdrawl of Open Source NDS Project/NTFS/M2FS forLinux

On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> > no, my arguments are technical, but are simply focused towards the
> > conceptual (horizontal) development of Linux, not the vertical
> > development of Linux (drivers) and support issues.
>
> They seem focused on keeping us in the dark ages. [...]

(there is really no need for name-calling, i was purely describing
technical arguments. I started the development of half of the debugging
utilities which are IKD today - so you certainly cannot accuse me of not
being support-oriented enough.)

> [...] We need tools to make it faster and easier for folks to perform
> kernel development and make field support of Linux easier.

debugging tools are not necesserily the most important goal to help the
Linux kernel. IMO we rather need people who have a deeper understanding of
things - even if this makes support a bit harder. If it was up to the
support department then the Linus would drop dead today and only bugs
would be fixed in the kernel tree. Being only support-oriented isnt
exactly helping Linux. If we can do something that helps support - sure
lets do it! But if something contradicts with some other, potentially more
imporant goal, then that other goal takes precedence.

Ingo

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