I don't really get why people are so exited about #fuchsia
Its going to be an MIT / BSD licensed kernel and os, which means there will be zero incentive for manufacturers to open source drivers or firmware at all.
My expectation is this will not move us forwards, but usher in the pre-"IBM PC compatible" days of the mobile device era.
@feld I agree about the kernel itself, but that is not the issue. The issue is device drivers and firmware. Just look at how much work goes into reverse engineering drivers for linux despite the kernel being GPL. Companies like Qualcomm, who probably build hardware for the vast majority of the mobile device world, fight tooth and nail for every line of code they add. That situation will not improve with a BSD style kernel, it will get worse. And its not that Google does not know about it either
@feld you recommend an overpriced board as a router and state that line‑rate firewall, snapshots and low power are killer features? That doesn’t sound like an objectively better alternative but as a Stockholm syndrome.
@ck *looks up from writing public domain software* yeah hard to imagine any *BSD having any hardware support at all.
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