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i think in the end, this whole divide boils down to a divide in philosophy between free software and corporations that support “open source” but don’t want it free (as in gpl)

thereby we get the constant tension between google and hardware makers that want to keep their jewels secret, and the linux/foss community that wants to keep their freedom to install their (open) software on any device... by keeping the drivers in with the kernel, linux can foster that end, but it causes no end of frustration to google et al...

i think that’s probably the reason we get fuchsia: google can be open source, and with the hw makers, keep the proprietary parts proprietary... the result being, we have open kernel and os bits but no guarantee (or much hope at least) we could ever run it on our devices...

i think that’s the biggest cultural divide: freedom to change and replace the software vs freedom to look at the code (and maybe run it in an emulator...




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