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From: Wes Kussmaul <wes@ReliableID.com>
To: 9fans@9fans.net
Subject: Re: [9fans] licence question
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2022 08:22:47 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <0d0312a8-ebc0-7b56-ef68-8a6264019fc3@ReliableID.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAFSF3XNPigFK_hOCxMmCP504cnzUj=HTr8StWfZ8ea3FfLxTJQ@mail.gmail.com>


On 2/1/22 17:47, hiro wrote:
>> I believe that David is right that it was a combination of running on
>> really low-end hardware (in the early days, Torvalds accepted patches for
>> just about anything), and a similarly low barrier to entry (others
>> elsewhere have quipped about having to appease, "the Gods of BSD" to get
>> anything into those systems) and the AT&T lawsuit, which was at best
>> misguided but scared people off of BSD.
> I always explain it the following way to the non-techies:
>
> You've heard of the appstore and how everybody wants to replicate
> apple's "business model" behind it.
>
> Well, it turns out they didn't come up with it.
> The true inventor was Linus Torvalds.
>
> Linux is an "appstore" for bad driver software. Maybe the first time
> in human civilization where something so broken by design has become
> the core underlying business plan  and gained so much interest to
> succeed at such scale and against all rationality.
>
> Apple had it all easy after this proof of concept. They sold half-ripe
> hardware, with nearly none of the potential exploited by software, and
> relied on mostly unvetted third-party submissions to fix that in
> "apps". Worked for GNU/LINUX, makes apple rich, too.


Hiro, you have absolutely hit the nail on the head.

So, how do you add rationality and reliability to the 
dpkg-app/play-store idea?

Answer: emulate the ways this has been done for centuries in the 
physical world.


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  reply	other threads:[~2022-02-02 13:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 61+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-27 22:43 ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-27 22:48 ` hiro
2022-01-27 23:33   ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28  0:05     ` hiro
2022-01-28  0:42       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28  0:46         ` ori
2022-01-28  1:14           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28  3:23             ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28 12:01               ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-28 21:59                 ` hiro
2022-01-29 13:03                   ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 13:24                     ` hiro
2022-01-29 14:08                       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 14:59                         ` sirjofri
2022-01-29 18:11                         ` Grant Defayette
2022-01-29 19:00                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 20:43                         ` hiro
2022-01-29 21:32                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 21:42                             ` hiro
2022-01-29 22:23                               ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 23:14                                 ` sirjofri
2022-01-29 23:27                                   ` hiro
2022-01-29 23:36                                   ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30  0:08                                     ` hiro
2022-01-30  1:45                                       ` ron minnich
2022-01-30  2:18                                         ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30 21:00                                           ` ron minnich
2022-02-01 15:08                                             ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-02-01 17:06                                               ` Dan Cross
2022-01-29 22:14                         ` Bakul Shah
2022-01-29 22:40                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-02-04 15:30                         ` Kent R. Spillner
2022-02-04 16:17                           ` Grant Defayette
2022-02-04 16:29                           ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-02-04 21:12                             ` sirjofri
2022-02-04 17:48                           ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-02-05  0:08                             ` Frank D. Engel, Jr.
2022-02-05 16:47                               ` hiro
2022-01-29 14:26                     ` David Leimbach via 9fans
2022-02-01 14:12                       ` Dan Cross
2022-02-01 22:47                         ` hiro
2022-02-02 13:22                           ` Wes Kussmaul [this message]
2022-02-02 16:25                             ` ori
2022-02-02 18:22                               ` ron minnich
2022-02-02 19:00                                 ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 16:15                     ` Wes Kussmaul
2022-01-29 16:56                     ` Bakul Shah
2022-01-29 17:17                       ` ori
2022-01-29 18:14                       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 18:58                     ` cinap_lenrek
2022-01-29 19:23                       ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 20:48                         ` hiro
2022-01-29 21:18                           ` Steve Simon
2022-01-29 21:34                             ` hiro
2022-01-29 21:43                             ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-29 22:44                               ` hiro
2022-01-29 23:26                                 ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30  7:55                           ` tlaronde
2022-01-30 13:44                             ` ibrahim via 9fans
2022-01-30 13:56                               ` tlaronde
2022-01-28  3:14 ` Lucio De Re

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