Who supplies the information to configure Dell keyboards?

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Sep 6 08:42:19 UTC 2011


On 09/06/2011 02:05 AM, nomnex wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 16:39:05 +0530
> Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On 09/05/2011 04:13 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
>>> On Mon, 5 Sep 2011 12:27:46 +0200
>>> Alexander Volovics wrote:
>>>
>>>> Why does Fedora lag behind Ubuntu in this regard while usually
>>>> providing newer drivers and firmware than Ubuntu?
>>> With fedora, a good guess is always the fanatical dedication to
>>> open source licensing (but that is just a guess). Some lawyer may
>>> have noticed that the Dell document describing the keyboard doesn't
>>> have one of the acceptable creative commons licenses :-).
>>
>> Can you avoid doing this so often?  It misleads other users and is not
>> helpful in any way.  Thanks
> 
> I disagree. I find it useful to stress this licensing policy. From my
> own experience I couldn't explain why OOo calc was stripped of some
> handy features available on the Sun version. Both were open source
> software from my perspective. A user on #fedora explained me this
> particularity (i.e. stripped featured to respect the free
> software fedora policy). It might not be obvious for casual users at
> first, but once it is, a user can decide to comply or change
> distribution (ev. to compile a needed software). I like this stand about
> Fedora, and I don't see how's Alexander comment is negative?

Because is was wild speculation.  ("a good guess is...", "some lawyer
may have...")  No-one would have complained if it had been factual.

Andrew.


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