Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 18:40 UTC, submitted by Matt
GNU, GPL, Open Source The Kororaa project just issued a final statement about the GPL issue which arose earlier this year. "At this stage I have decided to take the opinion that non-GPL modules are violations of the Linux kernel and are also unethical. This means we will not build non-GPL drivers against the kernel and as such Kororaa will not be shipping non-GPL modules in any future products. Of course if the end user believes non-GPL drivers are acceptable, then he/she is free to install them on their own system. For myself however, I am using the Linux kernel to create a product. If it was not for Linux then it would not exist and I therefore have a responsibility to respect the license of the kernel."
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RE: GPL Now
by Sodki on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 21:42 UTC in reply to "GPL Now"
Sodki
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2005-11-10

Nvidia drivers are a clear violation IMO. But how do we as users go about showing nvidia and ati that we cannot be ignored and that we want open source drivers?

Nvidia drivers are NOT violating the GPL. Nvidia use a GPL wrapper that links to the kernel and then communicate to it's proprietary code without linkage. That is legal.

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