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[2]: My answer is YES
by cr8dle2grave on Tue 18th Apr 2006 20:51 UTC in reply to "RE: My answer is YES"
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Linux is not now, nor has it ever been, an FSF/GNU project. Linus has always very clear that he orginally choose to license Linux under the GPL for primarily pragmatic reasons, and not as an endorsement of the larger philosophical and ethical stands taken by RMS and company. In fact, Linus barely even tries anymore to hide his contempt for RMS.

Linux doesn't stand for what you seem to believe it does and if you can't reconcile yourself with that fact, then it is you who should be seeking alternatives. I hear that the HURD project is looking for some users.

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