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.
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RE: So What's the Problem?
by rattaro on Tue 18th Apr 2006 19:19 UTC in reply to "So What's the Problem?"
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Besides isn't it about what I do with "MY PC"? What business is it of theres if I "choose" to use proprietary binary drivers. It's my choice. When they start dictating what I can and cannot use on my system, then how are they any better than the other camp, MS?

You can do what you want with your PC. This restricts proprietary vendors from impeding on your freedom, not your freedom to do what you want.

Going on a little tangent, freedom is not always about the right to choose. It's about rights and responsibilities. I can't choose to sell my vote. So when people always talk about right to choose, some times you have to remember that it's about responsibilities of protecting the freedom of the kernel instead.

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