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Re: A proposed Roadmap

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: A proposed Roadmap
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 19:54:17 +0200 (CEST)

       Problems 2 through 7 are solved in my proposed road map by
       releasing an initial version of the GNU OS that uses a 100%
       Linux kernel.

       Phase 1: Linux kernel + Linux drivers

   Name aside, how would this differ from an existing free GNU/Linux
   system such as gNewSense?

If the goal is just to be different for the sake of being different,
then we should use the Hurd.  But how exactly will GNU be different
from GNU/Linux?  Or, how different enough will it be to warrent a
different kernel, and why could not Linux (or ...) be modified to do
these different things?

GNU/Linux _is_ a GNU system, no matter what we do we will never be
vastly different to warrent anyone to switch over just because it is
GNU.  If we can be different, I'd like to hear those ideas with a
explanation why it cannot be added to Linux, Solaris, ...

       Phase 4: GNU microkernel + GNU Hurd + GNU drivers

   We don't need to make it our goal to replace all the drivers.
   Marcus says that, in the microkernel design he has in mind, the
   drivers run in user mode.  Perhaps this requires replacing the
   drivers, but I hope we would be able to continue to use Linux
   drivers, just to reduce the work involved.

For whats it worth, Linux already has some user (like) space drivers.

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