Don't mention the war!
646 posts • joined 24 Jan 2012
Boeing Starliner commander Christopher Ferguson bows out of first crewed mission due to family commitments
The Devil's in the details: Church of Satan forced to clarify that no unholy rituals taking place in SoCal forest
When a deleted primary device file only takes 20 mins out of your maintenance window, but a whole year off your lifespan
Yo, Imma let you finish, but for the 6,000 people still using that app on a daily basis ... we have a question: why?
Please be aliens, please be aliens, please be aliens... Boffins discover mystery mass beneath Moon's biggest crater
What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse
If someone withdraws their contribution, then:
* If the maintainers don't take down all tarballs of previous versions containing any of that code, they are still redistributing the withdrawn code, with a GPL2+ notice attached.
* If the maintainers don't either take down the git repo, or painstakingly reconstruct history without that person and then force push, they are still redistributing the withdrawn code, with a GPL2+ notice attached. (Reverting wouldn't be enough, it's still in the history.)
Either of these could be pretty disastrous if taken to the extreme, but it's obvious the withdrawn code would no longer be in the current release. Have RMS or ESR (or indeed Linus) made any comment on what the right to withdraw means in the context of a publicly accessible git repo?
Wait, did you hear that? That rumbling in the distance? Sounds like... a 16-socket IBM Power9 box shuffling this way
Re: Go with the flow,
Once worked for an IT waste refurbishment (new stickers on old junk) company, no formal customer support although the owners were ex IT support people themselves. I had to take someone through booting from an XP install CD, getting to the recovery command prompt and doing chkdsk /f, over the phone, letter by letter. Disk corruption caused by not shutting down.
There were occasional good days, like when we got in a BBC Master that turned out to have the Domesday Project SCSI controller and second processor fitted. If they had the Laserdisc drive too I'd have taken it off their hands myself in short order.