Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 09:49 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Yesterday, we reported on the statement several kernel developers had signed that urged hardware manufacturers to open up their Linux modules and drivers. "We, the undersigned Linux kernel developers, consider any closed-source Linux kernel module or driver to be harmful and undesirable," the statement read. Nvidia, which delivers probably the most prominent closed-source Linux driver, has reiterated its position concerning this matter.
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Thom_Holwerda
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Do they run on other architectures than x86? On OpenBSD? On Haiku? Personally I don't care whether the source is open or not as long as the API is documented and not encumbered.


Even if they were open sourced, they still wouldn't work on Haiku. The viral nature of the GPL and all, the GPL is incompatible with other open source licenses.

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