Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Aug 2006 17:50 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Novell and Ximian In a change of heart, Novell has ceased distributing proprietary software modules such as 3D video drivers that plug into the Linux kernel. The change came with Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10, released in July. With the move, Novell is aligning itself with the Free Software Foundation, which shuns proprietary software in general but in particular loathes proprietary modules that run as a component of the open-source Linux kernel.
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RE[3]: Bad decision
by Bink on Tue 1st Aug 2006 21:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bad decision"
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If the hardware specifications were open and free to open source developers, it is likely your hardware would work "right out of the box" to begin with. "Open your eyes" and realize this benefits YOU (the consumer).

This is great news--seeing a commercial entity value openness. I look forward to more open hardware specifications and better supported hardware.

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