Talk:Banana Pi the Gentoo Way

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Why not call the article "Banana Pi" instead? I'd wonder if it ain't Gentoo Way, when it's written down on --Mrueg (talk) 12:08, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

I'd would rename it "ze Gentoo Way" as far as I'm concerned. --Monsieurp (talk) 17:24, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Currently we have no way of organizing guides that are related to but different than our "official" guides. How to name or store alternative instructions might be something we should put a little thought towards. Should users put them in their user space instead on the main namespace? Should they have a certain naming scheme? --Maffblaster (talk) 17:36, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Even better, the Banana Pi article can be an introduction, this article can be the "Guide." --Maffblaster (talk) 19:08, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

SinOjos (talk) - The reason I named it The Gentoo Way, is that at the time, the competing groups involved in litigation over the Banana Pi, were all posting releases, and spamming forums to get traffic. Some were outright attempts to discredit Banana Pi, while some intentionally contained malicious code taking advantage of the situation. Even the more legitimate (litigation is not completed) releases, by the various groups involved, were not done correctly, some were better than others.

Some were terrible, and were modified raspberry pi releases, which were all wrong configuration wise, kernel, and arm 6 not even arm 7, simply terrible performance, incorrect network interface modules and configurations, etc. Not one of the so called developers, had a clue as to how Linux really worked, ideology of the software, or possessed any business acumen.

The majority were students in china, that spoke little or no English, who were not competent at translating English documents, hence not fully understanding what they were doing, a big security risk. The great majority had no prior experience with Linux or business. Every thing from copyrights, to patent infringement, and false advertisement through claims of open source, were used to market the Banana Pi. Some of the components of the Banana Pi are closed source, and patented, yet advertised as open source. It was a case of some with money, and access to component designs and manufacturing facilities getting students involved and taking advantage of the Raspberry Pi momentum. Hence the name Banana Pi, typical Chinese knock off. Don't get me wrong, it is nice hardware, but Not Open Source. Good luck taking full advantage of the GPU!

Since there were many unsuspecting new people to Linux, who were getting roped into using possibly malicious releases of Gentoo. I wanted to clearly differentiate the difference between all the other Gentoo releases for Banana Pi. While also providing the instructions on how to roll your own using a Gentoo Arm stage3 release. I felt it was better that people learn how to do it the right way, rather than use pre-made releases, that may contain malicious code, and or incorrectly configured. Not to mention, that users will learn a lot more about how Linux works by building their own Gentoo system rather than something pre-made.

Since there was an existing Banana Pi page already pointing to one of the aforementioned pre-made releases. I simply wanted to stay out of the war zone. So I did Banana Pi The Gentoo Way. - SinOjos (talk)