@monsieuricon @LWN QOTW right there at the bottom!
BE is placed under strict sanctions in many countries due to its direct affiliation with the Russian military
Weird how Western electronics manufacturers and chip fabricators get free passes from sanctions or trade controls despite their widespread utilization in state and military applications. Totally coincidental and random that it’s just industries within Western geopolitical competitors that get repressed. I’m sure there’s definitely not some silent economic war being waged against industries within this technology sphere or something.
@lkundrak @monsieuricon The problem with this sort of topic, of course, is that it turns the LWN comment area into a raging port-a-potty fire. It may be unavoidable, though...
@LWN @lkundrak @monsieuricon Turn it to a drinking game, drink every time a comment starts with "what about... "
@monsieuricon In the spirit of open source, I see no reason of drafting a new message for the Russian warship when one has been so efficiently authored already.
@monsieuricon Thought experiment time. If the exact same patchset would have been sent by a company with a different name registered in a different country - would it have been okay to accept it?
So, it may be true that the rising tide lifts all boats, but if that boat is a Russian military warship, you have to decide what kind of message you send them.
@monsieuricon we’ve had years of instilling spdx identifiers for that particular purpose (provide to downstream entities the actual owner of the copyright) and only now we find out that it’s failed and we’re back to ad-hoc decisions (based on a single maintainer’s racist views)