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[2]: I'm all for it.
by h times nue equals e on Wed 19th Apr 2006 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm all for it."
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Rest asured, that Mr. Fraunhofer will not sue anybody, at least not the "Mr. Fraunhofer" that inspired the name-choice for some entities (the Fraunhofer institutes comes to mind).

For some biographical background on this very interesting historical (historical, as in : he's already dead, and this for quite some time) person, please refer to for example.

Beside that, (sorry for nitpicking, but this was something I couldn't resist), very well put argument !



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