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Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:18:46 +0100
From: Justin Cormack <>
Subject: Re: Fwd: OIN Notice - Definition Update []

On 12 Jul 2013 16:53, "Rich Felker" <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 10:34:57AM -0400, Kurt H Maier wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 12:32:27AM -0500, Rob Landley wrote:
> > > If you were looking for a list of packages to test musl against before
> > > 1.0, the Open Invention Network seems to have come up with a list of
> > > 593 packages they define as "The Linux System".
> >
> > This list looks like something a crazy person put together.  It's
> > basically everything available in OpenSUSE plus the android SDK.  There
> > is garbage in here like mono and mod_ruby.
> Indeed, this sounds like nothing but "Pointy Hair Linux" conformance,
> which I think we can do without. Trying to meet these requirements is
> akin to ISO C adding Annex K and other junk to make Microsoft happy.
> They knew there was no hope of Microsoft actually adopting the C
> standard, so why even bother trying to make them happy? Similarly,
> "Pointy Hair Linux" is not adopting musl anytime soon, so worrying
> about conforming to their silly requirements seems like a waste of
> time and energy...
> Rich

Its not a standard, its a list of things that are broadly "Linux" in terms
of the point of the group which is an anti patent pool...


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