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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Why not? Nothing is stoping someone from distributing the OSS driver (if indeed it was GPL licenses) separately from Haiku.
Also note that OSS does not automatically equal GPL (but I guess that is what many people actually meant in this thread).

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