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LCA2009: That mysterious thing called the kernel

Jan 21, 2009, 23:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

" Corbet began by outlining reasons why participation in the kernel development process matters - the kernel, he said, was the core of the Linux system and therefore should continue to be the best it could.

"Participation was the way by which people could get the kernel to meet their needs; complaining from outside would probably get something of a hearing but those on the inside were more capable of getting their needs met as they could often end up making the very changes that they needed, he said.

"Corbet pointed out that maintaining code outside the mainline kernel was expensive; if code made it to this kernel, the one that is handled by Torvalds, then the chances of it being in every distribution were very good."

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