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SubjectRe: Linux, Inc. (Re: Linux GPL and binary module exception clause?)

Part II ...

Given the issue of binary module vendors not native to Linux rules and
standards, there becomes a need for a review body. Given the problem of
most binary vendors are idiots and clueless, it provides a certification
for a given kernel.

It is short of racketeiring (sp) but it mean nobody gets to use all of
our hard work with out paying for it. This is fair and equitable.

Oh yeah in order to be invited to the board or advisory board you have to
have some time in slavery to the kernel and continue to contribute. Yeah
I am back off the nutter wagon and running around free again!

Dave Miller, can we have linux-wackos :-)

Cheers,

Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

On Sat, 13 Dec 2003, Andre Hedrick wrote:

>
> How about a charter orgainization called Linux, Inc. or The Linux
> Foundation ?
>
> CEO Linus Torvalds <aka ph> :-)
> ---
> fill in the blanks.
> ---
> CSA me <chief smart arse>
>
> Now Linux, Inc is designed to regulate the commerial use of Linux and
> defend the legal causes and actions of the kernel. Everything has a cost.
> Any company, organization, country, or what ever is required to pay 10% of
> gross sales associated with products ship with Linux kernel inside,
> period.
>
> Distributions
> Big Storage Companies
> Big Box builders
> Big Appliance Builders
> blah blah ....
> Set Top boxes
> Firewall/VPN
>
> Anybody who sells a product w/ the Linux Kernel as its base.
>
> Now all the FSF/GPL supporting user space applications can go see FSF and
> company because I do not give a damn about there issues. They are l^Huser
> land.
>
> Now this allows for commerial adoption and commerial licnesing of Linux.
> If this offer and idea is rejected then it proves the lack of seriousness
> in the original goals of "world domination".
>
> 10% of Redhat,SuSE(Novell),Mandrake,Conectiva,UnitedLinux,...
> 10% of EMC,HP,IBM,Dell,Intel,...
> 10% of CGL people,...
> 10% of Rackable,Google,...
> 10% of the little guys ...
>
> Now what to do with the money.
>
> Hire really good SHARKS and ACCOUNTANTS ...
> Fund and promote opensource development like a foundation ...
> Yeah it starts to look like a business and that is what Linux needs.
>
> Yeah, this is to simple and easy of an idea.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Andre Hedrick
> LAD Storage Consulting Group
>
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