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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You are talking that the Open Source brings a freedom... OK, I could agree with you. However your statement is flawed (it is buggy by design :-)):
-freedom means not to apply restriction, consequently freedom cannot be due to principles, since they curb the same freedom to predefined dogmas. This kind of "freedom" resembles more a religion fanatism. Principles are not a freedom, but convenience is. This convenience enables people to be free in their choice, to opt OpenSoeurce software if it is better (when it is) or to choose a proprietary software.
Pragmatism is not evil, it is the real freedom. So people do not live for the sake of software, people want to use software for their purposes.
So I think the blind strive for free software and open source in everything and everywhere locks in this community with a intransigent aversion to everything good and favoring for users that are found in non-OpenSource World.

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