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Re: Possibly offtopic : Binary only driver



On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 12:22:29 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> because that stiffles innovation for too much.

Stability is about managing change, not preventing it.

<rant>

Unfortunately the kernel developers routinely conflate the two. There are
plenty of innovative programs with clean code that nonetheless provide
stable interfaces. For some reason some people believe the kernel is
special and the rules that apply to the rest of the platform (glibc, gtk,
X protocol etc) don't apply to them.

</rant>


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