Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Apr 2006 17:49 UTC
Linux Efforts to bring glitzy new graphics to Linux are fueling an old conflict: Does proprietary software belong in open-source Linux? The issue involves software modules called drivers, which plug into the kernel at the heart of the open-source operating system. Drivers let software communicate with hardware such as network adapters, hard drives and video cards.
Permalink for comment 115973
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Member since:

"We believe in open source where it makes sense," Fear said.

'nuff said

In other words, we believe in freedom when it benefits us. When it's inconvenient, we don't believe in freedom. You may not agree, but those against proprietary software believe in principle, not convenience. Pragmatists believe in convenience, not principle. And everyone else compromises a little principle for convenience, and a little convenience for principle. Where you draw the line determines what you believe. In other words, 'nuff said is not enough.

Reply Parent Score: 5