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[4]: So What's the Problem?
by flanque on Wed 19th Apr 2006 06:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: So What's the Problem?"
flanque
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2005-12-15

Perhaps, but I would have thought a proper cohesive way to move forward would have been unity. To me one of the so-called benefits of open source software is also its detriment - fragmentation - making the job of developers more difficult.

I really find it difficult to understand the logic behind having the same piece of software in more than one fork of compatibility just for the sake of having to support multiple "variations" of what is almost the same OS.

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