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SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] Re: CML2 design philosophy heads-up
On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 01:22:35PM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Michael Meissner <meissner@spectacle-pond.org>:
> > On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 06:09:09PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > Aunt Tillie shouldn't try to manually configure a kernel.
> >
> > Ummm, maybe Aunt Tillie wants to learn how to configure a kernel.... After
> > all, all of us at one point in time were newbies in terms of configuring
> > kernels, etc.
>
> And if she doesn't, maybe her teenage daughter Muffy wants to learn. You know,
> the one with the unicorn appliques and the pink scrunchies and the Back Street
> Boys posters in her bedroom?

That's ok as long as she doesn't add backstreet boys songtexts as long as your
signature to her mails.

On the other hand she should _really_ learn how to do it - like we all did.

> Dammit, if we're serious about empowering people with free software we can't
> limit ourselves with the attitude that configuring kernels (or anything
> else) is the sacred preserve of a geek elite.

I see _no_ reason to give up my control for people with an attitude that
configuring kernels will not need knowledge of what one is doing.

Your point is basically:

Lets rewrite the kernel in VBA to make every word user
capable of driver hacking.

That doesn't work.

Christoph
--
Auch der Dumme hat manchmal einen gescheiten Gedanken.
Er merkt es nur nicht. -- Danny Kaye
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