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 OMRebel on Wed 19th Apr 2006 18:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So What's the Problem?"
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"Proprietary software is completely different than proprietary hardware."

Good argument. But, just to play devil's advocate, is a motherboard considered proprietary? If so, then proprietary software and hardware can be the same. Ever flash a BIOS?

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