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Re: [Ghm-discuss] Main Topic for 2012

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [Ghm-discuss] Main Topic for 2012
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:07:14 +0200
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Werner Koch <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Mon,  4 Jun 2012 23:17, address@hidden said:
>> One reason to work on it would be that it’s /designed/ to make Freedoms
>> #0 and #1 practical, as opposed to merely making them legal.
> In reality this point is moot.  Most computers are not multi-user
> machines but currently under the full control of the user.

I was referring to the fact that the system can be extended at run-time,
with little or no expertise in kernel development.

For instance, one can implement a file system, restart it when it
crashes (instead of rebooting), debug it with gdb, and be blissfully
ignorant of the OS innards.

That’s what I meant by “practical freedom.”


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