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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"Its is politics because the desition of a few is affecting thousands, so thousands are hostages of the politic ideas of a few."

I don't agree that anyone is being a "hostage." That's just political talk. It's THEIR kernel! They wrote it. They don't want to be hostage to the proprietary vendors, like it has been mentioned before. Maybe you should think of it that way.

Again, politics is NVIDIA and ATI trying to convince people that their ideas are right and everyone else is wrong. You may not agree with the principles (that word again), but that's what they are trying to do. THAT's politics.

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