Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th May 2006 15:02 UTC, submitted by Matthew Oliver
GNU, GPL, Open Source "We have received an email claiming that the Kororaa Xgl Live CD is in violation of the GPL. I have been researching this as much as I can, asking many prominent people in the Linux world for their opinion. So far, no-one has agreed with the email, however a few have said to seek legal advice, which I cannot afford to do (but can't afford not to do, if I want to continue the Live CD). As such, the Live CD has been put on hold, until I can sort this out. If I cannot sort this out I will be forced to cease work on the Xgl Live CD."
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RE[7]: random topic ;)
by grat on Sun 14th May 2006 22:27 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: random topic ;)"
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People have an option. They have the option to pay more for an nVidia/ATI board to gain something they don't need in the first place.

Intel graphics are good enough for most people's needs. They're even more than enough to run a fully accelerated X desktop.

Oh, now that's a level of arrogance I'm not letting slide.

Anyone who does 3d, or even 2d, graphics work, needs hardware acceleration (and color profile support, but that's another rant).

It is not your right, nor the GPL's, to tell ME what I do, or do not need, to use my computer effectively.

And certainly, it's not your right to tell me to stop using AMD cpu's. Ok-- I'll be fair. I'm sure there are standalone Intel GPU's out there with PCI-X connectors. I never looked.

It's becoming more apparent in the last 3 months, that the GPL isn't about "Free Software", the GPL is about restricting what people can, and cannot, do with software licensed under it, even to the point of attempting to punish commercial vendors.

Apparently, the "option" you refer to is that people use an OS such as Windows, or OSX, if they're doing anything other than programming with their computer.

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