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[3]: So What's the Problem?
by Chris on Wed 19th Apr 2006 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So What's the Problem?"
Chris
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2005-09-28

> A lot of hardware is comitee designed so everyone can
> play fair, that's not the case in software.

So are the nvidia drivers, but that isn't enough for some, for some it MUST be open source.

I don't care as long as it does what i want it to do, just like my hardware.

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